Implementation road map and conditions for success

Jaco Huisman, Ab Stevels, Kees Baldé, Federico Magalini, Ruediger Kuehr

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Abstract

This chapter is the last from four chapters. Based on the e-waste development cycle approach introduced in Chapter 2 and the structured impact assessment of Chapter 3, Chapter 4 provided many possible interventions and experiences in the domains of Policy and Legislation, Business and Finance, and Technologies and Skills. These intervention options are placed in perspective in Chapter 5, representing part 4 of the e-waste development cycle. It provides guidance for the actual decision processes by listing all intervention options, the selection and grouping of options, and translation of the results into a national roadmap. The value of the road map is that all key information, the allocation of roles and responsibilities, plus timing and resources are converging into one reference document. When implemented, three additional development areas are crucial conditions to success: “Monitoring and Control” is required to monitor performance and to intervene in case of noncompliance. “Awareness and Education” is vital for both collection and long-term societal acceptance. “Design Feedback” is relevant as a key prevention area, requiring continuous attention. The new iterative "á la carte” e-waste development approach allows a more focused, forward-looking and fact-based decision process that can be implemented in a flexible, feasible, and faster way. This contributes directly globally to the SDG-12 of Sustainable Production and Consumption for the electronics sector.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWaste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Handbook
EditorsVanessa Goodship, Ab Steevels, Jaco Huisman
PublisherElsevier
Chapter5
Pages143-184
Number of pages42
Edition2nd
ISBN (Electronic)9780081021583
ISBN (Print)9780081021590
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials

Keywords

  • Awareness and education
  • Collection
  • Design feedback
  • E-waste
  • Enforcement
  • Illegal waste trade
  • Monitoring and control
  • National implementation roadmap
  • Recycling
  • Secondary raw materials
  • Sustainable development goals
  • WEEE

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