The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive impacts retailers of electronic and electric equipment across the European Union. However, there are differences between solutions developed at country level. As a consideration of the various models of closed-loop supply chain can be valuable, this paper presents the implementation of the WEEE directive in the UK, concentrating on the role of retailers and cooperation with logistics providers in designing cost-effective and sustainable solution for electronic and electric waste. It is an important case, since the British model seems to be effective: According to BERR estimations, in 2007 in the UK, 7kg of WEEE was collected per head of population, against a 4kg target set by the EU.
|Trade journal||European Retail Digest|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|MoE publication type||D1 Article in a trade journal|
- 512 Business and Management
- waste disposal