Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
E-waste makes up an increasing proportion of municipal waste and leads to a growing amount of toxic substances in local waste streams. Concepts for repair, refurbishment and reuse of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) reduce the negative impact on the environment by extending product lifetime, closing resource loops and optimising resource efficiency, while providing a range of social and economic benefits.
The RRR Accelerator supported NGOs and private companies that want to start an innovative project to promote the reuse, refurbishment and repair (RRR) of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) in low- and middle-income countries. The RRR Accelerator was implemented by adelphi and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). It was part of the Innovate & PREVENT programme of the PREVENT Waste Alliance. The programme received over 140 applications. Five winners were selected through a rigorous selection process including due diligence and idea pitching sessions. Selected organisations received funding between €10,000 and €20,000 as well as tailored non-financial support in the preparation and implementation of their project idea. They will implement their projects to promote the reuse, refurbishment and repair of electrical and electronic equipment during a 6 month time-frame.