Waste potential: more of our refuse electronics, furniture and leisure goods could be re-used, suggests German study

Posted by aclimaadmin | septiembre 5, 2019 | Noticias del Sector

Between 13% and 16% of waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE), furniture and leisure goods disposed of at household waste collection centres are in excellent working condition and could be easily be prepared for re-use, finds a new study from Bavaria, Germany.

Improvements to waste collection, storage and treatment practices to prevent damage to disposed items could free up a further 13%-29% of these waste streams for re-use. Notably, weatherproof storage for WEEE at collection points could have prevented up to 86% of the damage endured by the studied items…read more.

Fuente: ec.europa.eu

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