Towards reuse networks for ICT: experiences from the ZeroWIN project


Ongondo, F.O., Williams, I.D., Dietrich, J. and Carroll, C. (2011) Towards reuse networks for ICT: experiences from the ZeroWIN project. In, Thirteenth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium (Sardinia 2011), S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, 03 - 07 Oct 2011. 8pp.

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This paper characterises and analyses the operations of third sector ICT (information and communication technologies) reuse organisations in the UK. There are at least 46 organisations that repair/refurbish and sell reused electrical and electronic equipment (REEE) most of which deal with computers and related devices. Main donors for used electrical and electronic equipment (UEEE) are private businesses and public administration whereas major customers for REEE are private individuals. The organisations sold ~241K appliances in 2010. Using a case study, the paper also assesses the potential contribution of the organisations to a reuse network where materials/by-products from ICT industries are exchanged on a resource platform and ultimately channelled as raw materials for other industries. The paper critically discusses the findings and makes recommendations for consideration when designing and implementing reuse networks for ICT

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Session A6. Recycling of selected WEEE
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and the Environment > Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering and Science
Faculty of Engineering and the Environment > Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering and Science > Centre for Environmental Science
ePrint ID: 202179
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2011 09:50
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:47
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/202179

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