electronic waste directive Articles

  • International regulations and treaties on electronic waste (e-waste)

    Different policies are being developed worldwide to deal with electronic waste (e-waste) which is one of the fastest growing waste streams in modern society. European Union's Directives on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) are pioneers on the issue. Japan, China and Korea have implemented similar laws. In addition Japan, Canada and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EERA lambasts WEEE directive implementation

    A new position paper from the European Electronics Recycling Association highlights what it perceives to be serious flaws in the implementation of the EU’s Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). The organisation also puts forward its own blueprint for revising the ...


    By Recycling International

  • Waste management of electric and electronic equipment: comparative analysis of end-of-life strategies

    This article analyzes diverse aspects of the waste management of electronic and electric equipment. The scope of the study focuses on end-of-life strategies currently implemented in industrialized economies such as Japan, the United States, and the European Union. The objective is a comparative analysis of such strategies in order to identify logistic issues that may contribute to the further ...


    By Springer

  • Heavy metal contamination from electronic waste recycling at Guiyu, southeastern China

    This study evaluated the effect of electronic waste (e-waste) recycling activities at a regional center, Guiyu, Guangdong, China on heavy metal pollution in the surrounding waterway system. Surface water and sediment collected from the Lianjiang River and its tributaries were analyzed for concentrations of Cu, Pb, Ni, Cd, Hg, and As. Spatially, heavy metals in water and sediment samples decreased ...

  • RoHS and WEEE – The New European Directives

    - DO THEY WORK and WHY (Or WHY NOT)? - Current Application and Development in the EU and USA INTRODUCTION In the last few years the need to produce 'environmentally friendly' products has been seriously considered by EU countries. The debate over how and why to produce such products has moved from being consumer-led to a legal requirement. Legislation was necessary to resolve the ...


  • Europe ‘s E-waste Failure – Only a Third of Electronic Waste Managed Correctly

    Mismanagement of discarded electronics within Europe involves a volume 10 times that of e-waste shipped to foreign shores in undocumented exports, according to a comprehensive 2-year investigation into the functioning of the used and waste electronics market. The European Union-funded project, Countering WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) Illegal Trade (CWIT), was undertaken by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • An information breakdown and discussion of opportunities from the WEEE Directive

    The forthcoming EU Directive on Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment will have far reaching effects throughout the supply chain. Important factors are discussed, such as the Directive's scope and policing, design and disassembly and potential market opportunities within and outside the existing supply chain.Keywords: WEEE, ROHS, environmental protection, materials selection, design for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Legal Lookout: RoHS, WEEE and Related EU Directives

    Product stewardship is becoming increasingly important as international regulatory requirements involving product lifecycles become more prevalent. In Europe, several directives are likely to influence global product stewardship. Background Environmental regulation traditionally has focused on regulating manufacturing facilities by limiting or preventing environmental releases and related ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Report: Recycling of flame-retarded plastics from waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE)

    Shredder residues produced in plants processing waste electric and electronic equipment are excluded from material recycling due to a variety of polymeric materials and the presence of brominated flame retardants (BFR), which might contain banned polybrominated diphenyl ethers or toxic polybrominated dioxins and furans (PBDD/F). Herein we present a technological approach to transfer a significant ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Electronics sector looks to tackle tensions in a globalising world

    Recent EU Directives on waste electronic goods and hazardous substances are leading to tensions with developing countries which export equipment. The global electronics supply chain is now forming an important testing ground for a new initiative on sustainable trade and innovation aimed at overcoming accusations of environmental protectionism. The initiative encapsulates some of the conflicts ...

  • An innovative model for WEEE recovery network management in accordance with the EU directives

    An increased interest towards environmental respect amongst consumers, managers and researchers is registered, owing both to changing sensitivity and guidelines described in technical regulations. In this scenario, the European Union (EU) directives 2002/96/EC and 2003/108/EC, controlling the management of Wastes of Electric and Electronic Equipments (WEEE) are well-inserted. Companies producing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pre-shredders from Erdwich reduce efficient Electronic-scrap

    The handling of electrical appliances has changed drastically over the past 20 years: Nowadays, a defect appliance is replaced rather than repaired. According to United Nations' estimates, 40 million tonnes of electrical and electronic scrap is produced per year worldwide, which will be doubled by 2025. Valuable resources such as steel, nonferrous metals, plastic materials etc. can be recovered ...

  • MERC - Metropolitan Electronics Recycling Center, South Korea - Case Study

    A better value product by replacing DMS by sensor-based sorting – Separating WEEE in South Korea Overview of Korea's Metropolitan Electronics Recycling Center The client was the Korea Electronics Recycling Cooperative – the body acting as Korea's WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) association. They had direct responsibility for ...


    By TOMRA Sorting (TITECH)

  • Saving waste in the boiler house

    Burner technology has improved greatly in recent years. Older Burners had a series of cams and levers that were calibrated to provide specific amounts of air for a particular rate of firing. Being mechanical items, these wore and sometimes required calibration. They, therefore, had to be regularly serviced and calibrated. Generally, new burners use frequency controlled motors and cams to open air ...


    By EBE Engineering Ltd.

  • Environmental Sensors in Waste Management

    Issue: As part of an increasing sentiment among European consumers that environmental protection is important, concern about the impact of landfill is growing. Sensor technology makes it possible to measure and control inputs to landfill sites and pollutants arising from them. However, the exploitation - or uptake - of such technology has been lower than expected in the waste management sector. ...


  • Handheld X-Ray Fluorescence: Practical Application as a screening tool to detect the presence of environmentally-sensitive substances in electronic equipment

    Abstract: As the implementation deadlines approach, the electronics industry is focusing significant efforts on compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive and the Waste Electrical and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) directive. The intent of the EU RoHS Directive (2002/95/EC) is to restrict the use of six substances (lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBBs and ...


    By Northern ANI Solutions Ltd.

  • Dewatered waste is disposed at lower cost

    By compacting and dewatering  reject, a paper recycling company avoid having to transport water for no useful purpose. SKJERN PAPIR A/S in Denmark produces 54,000 tons of liner and cardboard from recycled paper annually. In the initial sorting, the paper material is separated out from large, insoluble materials such as plastic, staples and other unwanted elements using a pulper. The ...


    By RUNI A/S

  • An empirical study of the implementation of green supply chain management practices in the electrical and electronic industry and their relation to organizational performances

    This study aims to investigate the green supply chain management practices likely to be adopted by the electrical and electronic industry in Taiwan, which is dominated by Original Equipment Manufacturing and Original Designing and Manufacturing manufacturers, after the European Union implementation of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment ...

  • E-waste Recycling- Compliance or Necessity

    The era of unorganised recycling of e-waste “formally” ended on 30th April, 2012 in India. With the rise of sun of 1st May, 2012, India joined the club of advanced countries committed for organised recycling of electronic waste. Concerns associated with unorganised recycling: I would like to first of all thank Kabadies (a commonly used terminology ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Waste prevention in Europe — the status in 2014

    This publication is part of a series of reviews by the European Environment Agency (EEA) of waste prevention programmes in Europe. The review process covers programmes in the 28 European Union (EU) Member States and the three European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, namely Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (Table 2.1). This second review covers the 27 national and regional programmes (1) ...

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