The formal electronic recycling industry: Challenges and opportunities in occupational and environmental health researchHarvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2016: Study systematically reviewing the literature on occupational and environmental health hazards of formal e-recycling facilities and discuss challenges and opportunities to strengthen research in this area. Published in Environment International journal (Volume 95, October 2016, Pages 157-166).
Author(s): Diana Maria Ceballos; Zhao Dong.
Global e-waste systems - Insights for Australia from other developed countriesAustralian&New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP) by the Economist Intelligence Unit, 2015: This report is intended to research the e-waste systems of a select group of advanced economies to develop insights that can be applied to the Australian market. Other than the focus on Australia, the scope of this research is limited to three other advanced economies e-waste: Germany, Finland and Japan.48
Plastic value chains: Case: WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)Nordic Council of Ministers, 2014: This report is the primary outcome from Part II of the project “Nordic plastic value chains, Case WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)”. The report builds on the findings of Part 1 of the project, which indicated that whilst recycling of WEEE, in general, is world-leading in the Nordic region, there is considerable room for further improvement in the recycling of plastics.
The report finds that whilst the WEEE value chain is relatively effective for WEEE as a whole, it does not perform nearly as well for plastics. Resolving the technical and economic barriers to plastics recycling will involve some additional costs – but such additional investment would bring very wide-ranging advantages. It is accompanied by an illustrated guide to good practice for WEEE plastics recycling.
Author(s): John Baxter; Margareta Wahlstrom; Malin Zu Castell-Rüdenhausen; Anna Fråne.
Overview of the WEEE Directive and Its Implementation in the Nordic Countries: National Realisations and Best PracticesJournal of Waste Management, 2014: This paper provides an overview of the WEEE Directive and its implementation to national legislations in Finland, Sweden, and Norway and, further, describes how the nationwide WEEE recovery infrastructures in the Nordic countries have been built. The Nordic WEEE management systems are evaluated from the point of resource efficiency and best practices.
Author(s): Jenni Ylä-Mella; Kari Poikela; Ulla Lehtinen; Pia Tanskanen; Elisabeth Román; Riitta L. Keiski; and Eva Pongrácz.recycling.