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Setting robust and realistic PCS targets for WEEE to support the transition to a Circular Economy - an Industry White Paper

Research output: Other contribution

Publication date21/09/2018
DescriptionIndustry Whitepaper
Number of pages34
<mark>Original language</mark>English


REPIC commissioned the Pentland Centre of Sustainability in Business at Lancaster University to independently investigate and report on existing models and available data for post-consumer e-waste forecasting.

The objective of the research was to identify the information currently available on electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) placed on the market and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) generated, recommend how this can be improved and propose a new dynamic EEE and WEEE forecasting model that will ultimately help industry to better plan and help inform future government waste policy.

The Pentland Centre report sets out the findings including a quantitative approach to measuring and forecasting WEEE per product category based on econometric analytics.

REPIC hopes that by sharing these insights, it will further inform discussions with key stakeholders on the complexity and uncertainties of estimating how much WEEE will be generated.

Visitors to the site will be able to download the free 34-page report, watch videos from various industry stakeholders on the value of the research and hear from Lancaster University and REPIC, regarding the research results and challenges, and why this work is important for extended producer responsibility.