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Forecasting quantities of disused household CRT appliances – A regional case study approach and its application to Baden-Württemberg

TitleForecasting quantities of disused household CRT appliances – A regional case study approach and its application to Baden-Württemberg
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsWalk W
Journal TitleWaste Management
Volume29
Issue2
Pages945-951
KeywordsCRT appliances
AbstractDue to special requirements regarding logistics and recycling, disused cathode ray tube (CRT) appliances are handled in some countries as a separate waste fraction. This article presents a forecast of future household waste CRT quantities based on the past and present equipment of households with television sets and computer monitors. Additional aspects taken into consideration are the product life time distribution and the ongoing change in display technology. Although CRT technology is fading out, the findings of this forecast show that quantities of waste CRT appliances will not decrease before 2012 in Baden- Württemberg, Germany. The results of this regional case study are not quantitatively transferable without further analysis. The method provided allows analysts to consider how the time shift between production and discard could impact recycling options, and the method could be valuable for future similar analyses elsewhere.
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