Automation is the key factor that will be increasingly present in the factories of the future. This type of systems is used in a wide range of applications, such as control and monitoring systems, data security applications, factory automation systems, automated message response systems, autonomous vehicles etc. The rise in automation leads to significant advantages in economic and safety terms.
Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) represents the fastest-growing type of waste in Europe. The increasing levels of electronic waste, inappropriate elimination, and insecure treatment pose significant risks to the environment and human health. Over the last decades, the ever-higher amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment has become a significant problem worldwide.