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Recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, a Case Study: Brazil

  • M. AraujoEmail author
  • A. Magrini
  • C. F. Mahler
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Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 18)

Abstract

Electrical and electronic equipment is one of the most dynamic sectors of the economy, comprising 4.5% of the Brazilian gross domestic product (GDP) [1]. This market is growing faster than the country’s GDP. Although business volumes are high, there is no formal specific structure for treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in Brazil. A general law on solid waste was approved by the Congress and signed by the president in August 2010, but further enabling regulations still need to be issued.

Keywords

Recycling WEEE 

Abbreviations

ABINEE

Brazilian Electrical and Electronic Producers Association

CRT

Cathode ray tubes

GDP

Gross domestic product

LCD

Liquid crystal display

Pb

Lead

PC

Personal computer

WEEE

Waste of electrical and electronic equipments

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Energy Planning Department – COPPE/UFRJ – Ilha do Fundao, s/no.Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.GETRES - Group of Studies and Technology of Waste – COPPE/UFRJ – Ilha do Fundao, s/no.Rio de JaneiroBrazil

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