Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Marianne Kristine Kjærgaard Bigum, Thomas Højlund Christensen

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Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is one of the fastest growing special waste types with an estimated growth of 3–5% per year (Cui and Forssberg, 2003). WEEE is a very heterogeneous waste type that contains many compounds that are considered to be harmful to both humans and the environment, as well as many metals that have the potential of being recycled and reused. This makes the waste fraction (WEEE) very interesting as it is a problematic waste as well as an important secondary resource.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid Waste Technology and Management
VolumeVolume 2. Chapter 11.2
Place of PublicationChichester, West Sussex, UK
Publication date2011
ISBN (Print)978-1-405-17517-3
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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