WEEE RECYCLING ECONOMICS – UNU Study
WEEE RECYCLING ECONOMICS - The shortcomings of the current business model - is performed by United Nations University and focussed on two important aspects: the costs of compliant recycling and the impact of scavenging components with positive value in WEEE. 13 EERA Members, encompassing 27 treatment
locations in 13 countries for a total volume reported of 465,000 tons, provided data over 2016 for this study.
The EU Directive entered into force in 2003 and in 2015 approximately one-third of the total volume of EEE, that was put on the market was reported as collected and treated in compliance with this Directive.
Some factors are dependent on dynamics not under control of the recycling industry or players involved in the end-of-life phase, while others are directly linked with the compliance with legal requirements and distortions happening on the market.
We thank EERA Association for agreeing GreenWEEE to translate the study into Romanian.