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Electrical and electronic waste is a growing problem with the amount of waste quickly increasing. Rapid product innovation and replacement, especially in information and communication technologies (ICT), combined with the migration from analog to digital technologies and to flat-screen televisions and monitors has resulted in some electronic products quickly reaching the end of their life. The Europeean Union (EU) directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) aims to minimize WEEE by putting organizational and financial responsibility on producers and distributors for collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of WEEE. Therefore all stakeholders need to be well-informed about their WEEE responsibilities and options. While focusing on the EU, this book draws lessons for policy and practice from all over the world.

The book is divided into six sections: Legislation and intiatives to manage WEEE; Technologies for refurbishment, treatment and recycling of waste electronics; Electronic products that present particular challenges for recyclers; Sustainable design of electronics and supply chains; National and regional WEEE schemes; Corporate WEEE management strategies.  Part one covers the problems of e-waste from a strategic perspective covering both legislation and international initiatives, while chapters in the second part take a more technical approach by discussing best practice approaches.  Chapters 13-17 highlight some waste streams that present particular challenges due to complexity, toxicity, lifetimes and technological developments.  This covers relevant chapters on printed circuit boards, liquid crystal displays, refrigerators, batteries and printed electronics. Section four looks at how design can reduce the cost and environmental impacs of electronic products.  The final two parts look at e-waste from a reginal perspective, with contributors considering practices in Europe, China, India, Japan and Africa, and at waste management from the companies' perspective, such as Hewlett Packard and Siemens and Philips. 

Synopsis:

Electrical and electronic waste is a growing problem as the amount of waste are quickly increasing. Rapid product innovation and replacement, especially in information and communication technologies (ICT), combined with the migration from analog to digital technologies and to flat-screen televisions and monitors has resulted in some electronic products quickly reaching the end of their life. The Europeean Union (EU) directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) aims to minimize WEEE by putting organizational and financial responsibility on producers and distributors for collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of WEEE. Therefore all stakeholders need to be well-informed about their WEEE responsibilities and options. While focusing on the EU, this book draws lessons for policy and practice from all over the world.

Part one provides an introduction to legislation and initiatives to manage WEEE. Part two discusses technologies for the refurbishment, treatment and recycling of waste electronics. The third part focuses on electronic products that present particular challenges for recyclers.  The fourth, fifth and sixth sections explore sustainable design of electronics and supply chains, national and regional WEEE management schemes and corporate WEEE management strategies.

 

 

Synopsis:

Electronic waste is a growing problem. The European Union (EU) directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) aims to minimize WEEE by putting the responsibility on producers and distributors to pay for the costs associated with the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of WEEE. Accordingly, there is a need for information about waste electronics management. Part one provides an introduction to the legislation and initiatives to manage WEEE. Part two discusses technologies for the refurbishment, treatment and recycling of waste electronics. Part three focuses on electronic products that present particular challenges for recyclers. Part four explores sustainable design of electronics and supply chains and part five discusses national and regional WEEE management schemes.

About the Author

Vannessa Goodship is a Senior Research Fellow with Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick, UK.  She is interested in the field of plastics and processing and the recycling of plastic.

Ab Stevels is Professor of Design for Sustainability in the department of Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, as well as a Senior Advisor in Environment for Philips Consumer Electronics.  He is a leading expert on the subject of designing and setting up recycling systems for electronics.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Management of waste electronics: EU legislation relating to electronic waste: the WEEE and RoHS directives; The present recast of the WEEE directive; The WEEE forum and the LABEX project; Global trading in waste electronics; Refurbishment and re-use of waste electronics

Part 2 Technologies for treatment and recycling of waste electronics: The materials of WEEE; Recovery of precious and non-ferrous metals from WEEE; Mechanical methods of recycling plastics from WEEE; Pyrolysis of WEEE plastics; Chemical or feedstock recycling of WEEE plastics; Evaluation of environmental and economic performance of WEEE treatment

Part 3 Sustainable design of electronics and supply chains: Sustainable electronic product design; Reducing hazardous materials in electronics; Reverse production systems: production from e-waste materials

Part 4 Case studies in WEEE management: Global perspectives on waste electronics; WEEE management in the EU; WEEE management in China; WEEE management in India; WEEE management in Japan; WEEE management in Africa; The company perspective: how to make a WEEE strategy; Waste management of consumer electronics; Hewlett Packard’s WEEE management strategy; Siemens’ WEEE management strategy; Technical monitoring of WEEE compliance schemes

Part 5 Challenges in recycling electronic products: Recycling cathode ray tubes from television and computer monitors; Recycling printed circuit boards; Recycling liquid crystal displays; Recycling refrigerators; End-of-life options for printed electronics; Recycling of batteries

Product Details

ISBN:
9780857090898
Author:
Goodship, Vannessa
Publisher:
Woodhead Publishing
Author:
Stevels, Ab
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Woodhead Publishing Series in Optical and Electronic Materials
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Electrical and electronic waste is a growing problem as the amount of waste are quickly increasing. Rapid product innovation and replacement, especially in information and communication technologies (ICT), combined with the migration from analog to digital technologies and to flat-screen televisions and monitors has resulted in some electronic products quickly reaching the end of their life. The Europeean Union (EU) directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) aims to minimize WEEE by putting organizational and financial responsibility on producers and distributors for collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of WEEE. Therefore all stakeholders need to be well-informed about their WEEE responsibilities and options. While focusing on the EU, this book draws lessons for policy and practice from all over the world.

Part one provides an introduction to legislation and initiatives to manage WEEE. Part two discusses technologies for the refurbishment, treatment and recycling of waste electronics. The third part focuses on electronic products that present particular challenges for recyclers.  The fourth, fifth and sixth sections explore sustainable design of electronics and supply chains, national and regional WEEE management schemes and corporate WEEE management strategies.

 

 

"Synopsis" by ,

Electronic waste is a growing problem. The European Union (EU) directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) aims to minimize WEEE by putting the responsibility on producers and distributors to pay for the costs associated with the collection, treatment, recycling and recovery of WEEE. Accordingly, there is a need for information about waste electronics management. Part one provides an introduction to the legislation and initiatives to manage WEEE. Part two discusses technologies for the refurbishment, treatment and recycling of waste electronics. Part three focuses on electronic products that present particular challenges for recyclers. Part four explores sustainable design of electronics and supply chains and part five discusses national and regional WEEE management schemes.

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