recycling economics

WEEE recycling economics

The study WEEE recycling economics, the shortcomings of the current business model is commissioned by EERA.

This study, performed by United Nations University, gives reliable insight in the operational costs of compliant recycling of WEEE and the widespread selective "scavenging" of products and components and materials.

The study focussed on two important aspects: the costs of compliant recycling and the impact of scavenging components with positive value in WEEE. Every year the WEEE recyclers are losing 171 million euro, due to scavenging.
13 EERA members, encompassing 27 treatment locations in 13 countries for a total volume reported of 465,000 tons, provided data over 2016., for various collection categories.

Read here all outcomes of this study and recommendations given by UNU:
WEEE recycling economics - The shortcomings of the current business model

6 september 2018