WEEE, WEEE, WEEE, WEEE, all the way home? An evaluation of proposed electrical and electronic waste legislation

COOPER, T. <HTTP://ORCID.ORG/0000-0001-8623-2918>, 2000. WEEE, WEEE, WEEE, WEEE, all the way home? An evaluation of proposed electrical and electronic waste legislation. European Environment, 10 (3), pp. 121-130. ISSN 0961-0405

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Abstract

Over the past decade the European Commission has been developing plans to address environmental problems caused by a growing volume of waste from electrical and electronic products. It has recently published a series of proposals for a draft Directive. Using a recognized analytical framework, this paper evaluates arguments for and against these proposals in the light of responses from stakeholder interest groups. It assesses the strong criticisms voiced by some industry representatives and the reservations of environmental and consumer organizations. The paper concludes that the proposed legislation, if refined and implemented effectively, would represent a highly significant advance in environmental policy, as waste-related environmental costs would be internalized into the price of electrical and electronic products. Sustainable product design could thereby be promoted.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Weee, weee, weee: finding its way back home? [working title]
Description: The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com
Publication Title: European Environment
Creators: Cooper, T.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Date: 2000
Volume: 10
Number: 3
ISSN: 0961-0405
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1002/1099-0976(200005/06)10:3<121::AID-EET226>3.0.CO;2-NDOI
Rights: Copyright © 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. and ERP Environment
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:45
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:10
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2271

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