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Assessment of the quantities of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in Scotland

TitleAssessment of the quantities of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in Scotland
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsFeszty K, Murchison C, Baird J, Jamnejad G
Journal TitleWaste Management & Research
Volume21
Pages207-217
Keywordsamount of waste, discarded equipment, Electronic scrap, end-of-life equipment, producer responsibility, Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipments (WEEE), WEEE directive
AbstractThe EC Directives on Waste Electrical and ElectronicEquipment (WEEE) and on the Restriction of the use ofcertain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in electrical andelectronic equipment forms the basis of legislative controlover the ultimate recovery and disposal of electronic andelectrical products.Understanding the quantities and composition ofWEEE arising will be critical in the development of anappropriate collection and recovery infrastructure to meetthe requirements of the directive. However in advance ofimplementation of the directive only limited informationis currently available. This paper reviews recent estimatesof WEEE arisings, considers the results of trial collectionschemes, and presents the findings of the authors ownanalysis of WEEE arisings in Scotland. The results coverthe period of 1998-2008 and suggest that the amount ofwaste electrical and electronic equipment will increaseuntil 300,000-350,000 metric tons per annum is reached.
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