A study on the environmental aspects of WEEE plastic recycling in a Brazilian company

Published on Mar 13, 2017in International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment4.307
· DOI :10.1007/S11367-017-1282-2
Juliana Mendes Campolina1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UFSCar: Federal University of São Carlos),
Carolina São Leandro Sigrist2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UFSCar: Federal University of São Carlos)
+ 2 AuthorsVirgínia Aparecida da Silva Moris8
Estimated H-index: 8
(UFSCar: Federal University of São Carlos)
Purpose The high consumption of electrical and electronic equipment motivated by the rapid technological advances seen over the years has lead to an increase in the generation of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Such residues contain various dangerous substances and therefore deserve special attention. To that end, the Brazilian Policy on Solid Waste has provided guidelines on integrated and solid waste management, such as consumer electronics, aiming at their appropriate disposal and treatment through reverse logistics. In this context, the present work focuses on studying the recycling of some WEEE plastics.
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