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Estimating the impact of the “digital switchover” on disposal of WEEE at household waste recycling centres in Hampshire, UK: A case study

Estimating the impact of the “digital switchover” on disposal of WEEE at household waste recycling centres in Hampshire, UK: A case study
Estimating the impact of the “digital switchover” on disposal of WEEE at household waste recycling centres in Hampshire, UK: A case study
The estimated impacts of the digital switchover on Hampshire’s and UK’s Household Waste Recycling Centres have been evaluated and discussed in this paper. It has been established that the majority of televisions (TVs) in the UK are digital ready. Awareness levels about the switchover are high though awareness levels about the dates of the event are still modest. About half of UK households are not aware that TV recording devices will be affected by the switchover. The most important finding of the study is that the UK Government may have underestimated the quantities of TV and related devices that will be disposed during the switchover. The paper concludes by making recommendations to address identified issue.
Ongondo, F.
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Williams, I.D.
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Keynes, S.
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Ongondo, F.
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Williams, I.D.
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Keynes, S.
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Ongondo, F., Williams, I.D. and Keynes, S. (2009) Estimating the impact of the “digital switchover” on disposal of WEEE at household waste recycling centres in Hampshire, UK: A case study At Twelfth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium (Sardinia 2009). 05 - 09 Oct 2009.

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Abstract

The estimated impacts of the digital switchover on Hampshire’s and UK’s Household Waste Recycling Centres have been evaluated and discussed in this paper. It has been established that the majority of televisions (TVs) in the UK are digital ready. Awareness levels about the switchover are high though awareness levels about the dates of the event are still modest. About half of UK households are not aware that TV recording devices will be affected by the switchover. The most important finding of the study is that the UK Government may have underestimated the quantities of TV and related devices that will be disposed during the switchover. The paper concludes by making recommendations to address identified issue.

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Published date: 2009
Additional Information: Session E9. Waste electric electronic equipment
Venue - Dates: Twelfth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium (Sardinia 2009), 2009-10-05 - 2009-10-09
Organisations: Centre for Environmental Science, Civil Maritime & Env. Eng & Sci Unit, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment

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Local EPrints ID: 73764
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/73764
PURE UUID: 8730f328-5f7f-4e70-9f04-ca3ed728f07e
ORCID for I.D. Williams: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0121-1219

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Date deposited: 16 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:48

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