CE-RISE | Circular Economy Resource Information System

EU-funded project aiming to optimise raw material reuse and recovery in electronic products


The rising demand and limited supply of critical raw materials (CRMs) impair the ability to rapidly adopt technological change towards green and sustainable technologies, which directly affect the resilience of EU industries seeking to achieve Green Deal objectives for an equitable, zero-emission, and digitalized Europe. In response to these challenges, the European Commission aims to minimize the loss of secondary raw materials (SRM) and optimize their reuse across value chains.

What will CE-RISE do?

CE-RISE will develop and pilot an integrated framework and an ensuing resource information system to identify optimal solutions for the effective reuse, recovery, and/or recycling of materials.

The project will consist of the following stages:

  1. Defining a set of criteria to evaluate the extent to which products and embedded components can be reused, repaired, refurbished and/or recycled – the so called ‘RE criteria’;
  2. Incorporating information on RE criteria and material composition of products into a Digital Product Passport (DPP) to enable traceability of materials in the supply chain;
  3. Integrating DPP with information on the product environmental footprint (PEF), and socio-economic and environmental (SEE) impacts of RE processes;
  4. Enabling confidential and anonymised information sharing among actors throughout value chains;
  5. Providing open access software application to disseminate information on the assessment of RE criteria, PEF and SEE impacts of products to all stakeholders including consumers and policymakers.

Ultimately, CE-RISE will foster a dynamic ecosystem geared toward prolonging the use of materials and stimulating circular business models to reduce waste generation.

The functionality of the CE-RISE information system and products will be evaluated by five case studies in which a Digital Product Passport will be developed for ICT products, printers, solar panels, batteries as well as heating systems.
ICT products
Solar panels
Heating systems