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Title Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) handbook / edited by Vannessa Goodship and Ab Stevels.

Publication Info. Cambridge, UK ; Philadelphia : Woodhead Publishing, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 724 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Woodhead Publishing series in electronic and optical materials ; no. 30.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Electrical and electronic waste is a growing problem as volumes are increasing fast. 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 EU directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) aims to minimise 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 focussing on the EU, this book draws lessons for policy and practice from all over the world. Part one introduces the reader to 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. Part five discusses national and regional WEEE management schemes and part six looks at corporate WEEE management strategies. With an authoritative collection of chapters from an international team of authors, Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) handbook is designed to be used as a reference by policy-makers, producers and treatment operators in both the developed and developing world. Draws lessons for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) policy and practice from around the worldDiscusses legislation and initiatives to manage WEEE, including global e-waste initiatives, EU legislation relating to electronic waste, and eco-efficiency evaluation of WEEE take-back systemsSections cover technologies for refurbishment, treatment and recycling of waste, sustainable design of electronics and supply chains, national and regional waste management schemes, and corporate WEEE management strategies.
Contents Cover; Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) handbook; Copyright; Contents; Contributor contact details; Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials; Preface; Part I Legislation and initiatives to manage WEEE; 1 Global e-waste initiatives; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Problems associated with e-waste; 1.3 Global e-waste management initiatives; 1.4 Synergizing e-waste initiatives; 1.5 Future trends; 1.6 Sources of further information and advice; 1.7 References; 2 EU legislation relating to electronic waste: the WEEE and RoHS Directives and the REACH regulations.
2.1 Introduction2.2 The EU and the environment; 2.3 The Waste Framework Directive; 2.4 The WEEE Directive; 2.5 The WEEE Directive in operation; 2.6 The recast of the WEEE directive; 2.7 Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS); 2.8 The Commission's proposal on a recast RoHS; 2.9 Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals Directive (REACH); 2.10 Review of REACH; 2.11 Summary; 2.12 References; 3 The present recast of the WEEE Directive; 3.1 Introduction.
3.2 Review studies proposing options for the recast of the WEEE Directive3.3 The current proposals for the recast of WEEE; 3.4 Further developments (July-September 2011); 3.5 Conclusions; 3.6 References; 4 The WEEE Forum and the WEEELABEX project; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 What is the WEEE Forum?; 4.3 Context of WEEELABEX; 4.4 WEEELABEX phase I: standards; 4.5 WEEELABEX phase II: conformity verification; 4.6 Conclusions; 4.7 References; 5 Conformity assessment of WEEE take-back schemes: the case of Switzerland; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Approach of the conformity assessment.
5.3 Scope and elements of the conformity assessment5.4 Future trends; 5.5 Conclusions; 5.6 References; 6 Eco-efficiency evaluation of WEEE take-back systems; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 How much WEEE is out there?; 6.3 How do WEEE quantify and prioritise environmental impacts?; 6.4 How much do WEEE have to pay?; 6.5 How do WEEE benefit from impact assessment in policy development?; 6.6 Conclusions; 6.7 References; Part II Technologies for refurbishment, treatmentand recycling of waste electronics; 7 The materials of WEEE; 7.1 The material content of WEEE.
7.2 Materials and their recovery and recycling technologies7.3 The transition from cathode ray tube (CRT) to liquid crystal display (LCD) display screens and its implications for material recycling; 7.4 The loss of scarce elements; 7.5 Novel materials recovery approaches; 7.6 New materials and their implications; 7.7 Summary and conclusions; 7.8 Sources of further information and advice; 7.9 References; 8 Refurbishment and reuse of WEEE; 8.1 Need for WEEE refurbishment and reuse; 8.2 Reuse processes and their role in sustainable manufacturing.
Subject Electronic waste -- Environmental aspects.
Recycling (Waste, etc.)
Appareils électroniques hors d'usage -- Aspect de l'environnement.
Recyclage (Déchets, etc.)
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
Recycling (Waste, etc.) (OCoLC)fst01092000
Added Author Goodship, Vannessa, editor.
Stevels, Ab, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) handbook. Oxford, England ; Philadelphia, PA : Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2012 9780857090898 (DLC) 2012942834 (OCoLC)822215658
ISBN 0857096338 (electronic bk.)
9780857096333 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000052909515
DEBBG BV042314972
DEBSZ 414266684
DEBSZ 431592462
CHNEW 001011138

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