Report/StudySummaryDocuments including WEEE flows/quantities
E-waste and raw materials: from environmental issues to business modelsIVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, 2019: The book provides teaching materials for teachers on the topic of waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE), raw materials and their life cycle and their importance for sustainability objectives. It introduces and explains in a popular science manner different concepts, such as critical materials, circular economy and the social and environmental aspects of e-waste. Special focus is placed on critical raw materials and urban mining.
Author(s): Jurate Miliute-Plepiene; Lena Youhanan.
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.
WEEE system setup a comparison of Sweden, Norway and Denmark IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, 2015: This report is a short summary of the findings from the project WEEE Setup, comparing the legislation and setup of the collection systems for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The setup aspects that have been studied and compared are the practical implementation of legislation, the material flows and financial flows in the systems and the clearing models used between actors in the respective countries
The role of the WEEE collection and recycling system setup on environmental, economic and socio-economic performance IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, 2015: This study compares the legislation and how the collection systems for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) are practically and administratively managed in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
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.