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

Piotrowicz, Wojciech (2007) Designing Closed-loop Supply Chains : Implementation of the WEEE directive in the UK. European Retail Digest (56). pp. 12-16.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: waste disposal, recycling
Subject(s): Retail
Operations management
Centre: Oxford Institute of Retail Management
Faculty of Operations Management
Date Deposited: 26 May 2011 11:49
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:05
Funders: European Commission
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/758

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