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Take-back of discarded consumer electronicnext term products from the perspective of the producer

TitleTake-back of discarded consumer electronicnext term products from the perspective of the producer
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsStevels ALN, Ram AAP, Deckers E
Journal TitleJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume7
Pages383-389
KeywordsDesign for recycling, Ecoefficiency, recycling, Take-back costs
AbstractTake-back and recycling costs of discarded television sets can be brought down substantially by a combination of design improvements, technology improvements and by achieving economy of scale in the processing. Authorities can enhance the eco-efficiency further by appropriate supporting previous termpolicies.next term It is estimated that, compared with the present situation, the total environmental gain over cost ratio can be pushed up by a factor 4 to 8. Prospects to improve end-of-life performance of smaller consumer previous termelectronicnext term products (audio, VCR, etc.) are much less. In view of the fact, however, that television sets make approximately 60% by weight of the total previous termwastenext term stream, the improvement potential of the total stream is large.
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