The e-waste development cycle - part i, introduction and country status

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

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This chapter is the first from four chapters, introducing a dynamic and iterative e-waste development cycle. It provides structured guidance to the complexity of the development process. It illustrates the key building blocks needed for both countries starting with e-waste systems, those having some policies implemented already, as well as for further enhancement in established countries. The chapter also describes the first step of the development cycle by assessment of the country status. The steps involved are evaluating the role of stakeholder analysis; review of existing policies and problem (re)definition forming the basis for subsequent impact assessment (Chapter 3); policy, financial, and technological interventions (Chapter 4); and an implementation road map including conditions for success (Chapter 5). The proposed new "á la carte” approach allows for a more forward-looking, more-focused, as well as flexible approach with a higher feasibility of reaching sustainable development goals in a timely manner.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWaste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Handbook
EditorsVanessa Goodship, Ab Stevels, Jaco Huisman
Number of pages39
ISBN (Electronic)9780081021583
ISBN (Print)9780081021590
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials


  • E-waste
  • E-waste policies
  • Policy development
  • Problem definition
  • Secondary raw materials
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Sustainable development goals
  • WEEE


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