Report/StudySummaryDocuments including WEEE flows/quantities
Holes in the Circular Economy: WEEE Leakage from Europe.
A Report of the e-Trash Transparency Project
Basel Action Network, 2018: The report reveals the findings of a two-year study in 10 EU countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, and the UK ) that followed 314 old computers, printers, and monitors in which GPS Trackers had been secretly installed to determine the rate and flows of "leakage" from the EU of consumer-generated WEEE. 19 (6%) of the tracked scrap equipment was exported to the countries of Ghana, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania, Thailand, and Ukraine, outside of the EU; the flows discovered, if extrapolated, would total 352,474 metric tonnes per annum, moving from the EU to developing countries.
Author(s): Jim Puckett; Chris Brandt; and Hayley Palmer.
(W)EEE Mass balance and market structure in BelgiumUnited Nations University, Institute for Sustainability and Peace, 2013: The report addresses a major challenge of fulfilling the EU’s Directive: There is no established method for calculating the amount of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) put on the market or the amount of WEEE generated and the flows of e-waste that result. The report is based on a decade’s-worth of information gathered by Recupel (a Belgian WEEE take-back and recycling organization) to explore how much of EEE exists in Belgium, where it comes from and where it goes.48
Code of good practice for the re-use of (W)EEEPublic Waste Agency of Flanders (OVAM), 2012: OVAM commissioned a study with the aim of establishing specific criteria for various product categories making it possible to determine whether an electrical or electronic appliance can be re-used in an environmentally responsible way. The following objectives shall be achieved if the Code of Good Practice is properly adhered to: Improvement of the environmental score of equipment which is re-used; the prevention of exports of WEEE under the guise of second-hand goods; encouraging the re-use of WEEE which meets the re-use criteria.