The content of hazardous components in Waste arising from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is a major concern that urges governments and industry to take measures to ensure proper treatment and disposal. Thus, the European Union issued directives to encourage reuse, recycling and other proper forms of recovery of such waste while companies and academics are still studying methods and technologies for optimizing recovery processes. This paper presents an analysis of the logistics process assuring the correct collection, handling, transportation and storing of WEEE. The experience comes from an Italian WEEE treatment plant (TRED Carpi S.r.l.) where a new kind of container has been introduced in order to improve the logistics system. An evaluation framework is described and used in order to compare different system configurations and assess the advantages emerging from adopting proper equipments for WEEE transport and handling.

AN INNOVATIVE CONTAINER FOR WEEE COLLECTION AND TRANSPORT: DETAILS AND EFFECT FOLLOWING THE ADOPTION / Gamberini, Rita; Gebennini, Elisa; Rimini, Bianca. - In: WASTE MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 0956-053X. - ELETTRONICO. - 29:11(2009), pp. 2846-2858. [10.1016/j.wasman.2009.07.006]

AN INNOVATIVE CONTAINER FOR WEEE COLLECTION AND TRANSPORT: DETAILS AND EFFECT FOLLOWING THE ADOPTION

GAMBERINI, Rita;GEBENNINI, Elisa;RIMINI, Bianca
2009

Abstract

The content of hazardous components in Waste arising from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is a major concern that urges governments and industry to take measures to ensure proper treatment and disposal. Thus, the European Union issued directives to encourage reuse, recycling and other proper forms of recovery of such waste while companies and academics are still studying methods and technologies for optimizing recovery processes. This paper presents an analysis of the logistics process assuring the correct collection, handling, transportation and storing of WEEE. The experience comes from an Italian WEEE treatment plant (TRED Carpi S.r.l.) where a new kind of container has been introduced in order to improve the logistics system. An evaluation framework is described and used in order to compare different system configurations and assess the advantages emerging from adopting proper equipments for WEEE transport and handling.
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AN INNOVATIVE CONTAINER FOR WEEE COLLECTION AND TRANSPORT: DETAILS AND EFFECT FOLLOWING THE ADOPTION / Gamberini, Rita; Gebennini, Elisa; Rimini, Bianca. - In: WASTE MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 0956-053X. - ELETTRONICO. - 29:11(2009), pp. 2846-2858. [10.1016/j.wasman.2009.07.006]
Gamberini, Rita; Gebennini, Elisa; Rimini, Bianca
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