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Title: PCRR E-waste Stream Analysis
Author(s): Behdad, Sara; Kwak, Minjung; Zhao, Yuan; Kim, Harrison; Thurston, Deborah
Subject(s): Electronic waste -- Illinois -- Statistics Consumer electronics -- Recycling -- Illinois -- Statistics
Abstract: The problem addressed in this paper is that the incoming stream of “feedstock” from product take-back systems is known to be widely variable, but the type and extent of that variability have not been well defined. This paper presents an analysis of data from an incoming e-waste stream for a computer refurbisher, and analyzes the type and degree of variability. The implications for design for sustainability are presented, along with a discussion of suggested future research needs.
Issue Date: 2010-03
Publisher: Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Sustainable Electronics Initiative
Citation Info: Sara Behdad, Minjung Kwak, Yuan Zhao, Harrison Kim, Deborah Thurston. PCRR E-waste Stream Analysis. Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Sustainable Electronics Initiative, 2010.
Series/Report: SEI TR-001
Genre: Technical Report
Type: Text
Language: English
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed: not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS: 2010-03-02

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