Case study: EC waste electrical and electronic equipment directive

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires that all electrical waste be recycled. Although many recycling companies already exist, their capacity is not sufficient to meet the targets of the European Commission. Using a computer monitor as an example, it is shown in which form a piece of equipment can be recycled. A dismantling plan is developed and the process of dismantling is described in detail. This approach makes it possible to understand which components are contained in a computer monitor. The result of the dismantling are collections of different materials, which are organized on the basis of the percentages of their weight.
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Original title: Fallstudie: Elektro- und Elektronikaltgeräte-EU-Schrottverordnung

Original abstract:

Die EU Elektro- und Elektronikaltgeräterichtlinie fordert, dass der gesammelte Elektroschrott recycelt wird. Es gibt bereits heute eine Vielzahl von Recyclingbetrieben, jedoch sind deren Kapazitäten nicht ausreichend, um die Zielvorgaben der europäischen Gesetzgeber zu erfüllen.
Am Beispiel eines Computermonitors wird gezeigt, wie die Demontage eines Gerätes konkret ablaufen kann. Es wird ein entsprechender Demontageplan vorgelegt und der Ablauf der Zerlegung beschrieben. Damit lässt sich ein Einblick vermitteln, welche Bauteile in einem Computermonitor vorhanden sind. Das Ergebnis der Demontage sind verschiedene Materialfraktionen, die nach Gewichtsprozenten geordnet angegeben werden.

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Keywords:

Computer monitor, Dismantling, Electrical waste, Fraction, Fraction (chemistry), Granulate, Lead tetroxide, Manufacturer, Material fraction, Picture tube, Plastics, Recycling, Schadstoff, Treatment, Waste disposal, Waste equipment

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Language(s):German
AuthorsHesser, Wilfried
Publisher:Wilfried Hesser, www.pro-norm.de
First published / Last update: 2001 / 2011
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