Designing Closed-loop Supply Chains: Implementation of the WEEE directive in the UK

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Trade journalEuropean Retail Digest
Issue number56
Pages (from-to)12-16
ISSN1352-9633
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeD1 Article in a trade journal

Keywords

  • 512 Business and Management
  • waste disposal
  • recycling

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