Title: Depollution benchmarks for capacitors, batteries and printed wiring boards from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
Authors : Savi, Daniel
Kasser, Ueli
Ott, Thomas
Published in : Waste Management
Volume(Issue) : 33
Issue : 12
Pages : 2737
Pages to: 2743
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Elsevier
Issue Date: 2013
Language : Englisch / English
Subjects : Waste management
Subject (DDC) : 363: Umwelt- und Sicherheitsprobleme
Abstract: The article compiles and analyses sample data for toxic components removed from waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) from more than 30 recycling companies in Switzerland over the past ten years. According to European and Swiss legislation, toxic components like batteries, capacitors and printed wiring boards have to be removed from WEEE. The control bodies of the Swiss take back schemes have been monitoring the activities of WEEE recyclers in Switzerland for about 15 years. All recyclers have to provide annual mass balance data for every year of operation. From this data, percentage shares of removed batteries and capacitors are calculated in relation to the amount of each respective WEEE category treated. A rationale is developed, why such an indicator should not be calculated for printed wiring boards. The distributions of these de-pollution indicators are analysed and their suitability for defining lower threshold values and benchmarks for the depollution of WEEE is discussed. Recommendations for benchmarks and threshold values for the removal of capacitors and batteries are given.
Departement: Life Sciences und Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institut für Angewandte Simulation (IAS)
Publication type: Beitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift / Article in scientific Journal
Type of review: Peer review (Publikation)
DOI : 10.1016/j.wasman.2013.08.014
ISSN: 1879-2456
PMID : 24035727
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/4416
License (according to publishing contract) : Lizenz gemäss Verlagsvertrag / Licence according to publishing contract
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