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Plastic value chains: Case: WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)

Part 2 Report

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The report addresses how date labels are determined and applied with focus on reducing food waste in the Nordic countries. This was assessed through a survey and selected interviews with Nordic food manufacturers about their considerations when deciding the date label. Another objective has been to distinguish if there are differences in the way food safety authorities interpret legislation. The results from the study indicate that there are differences between the countries in terms of both the practice of guidelines and the shelf life of food.

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Extended Producer Responsibility Schemes

A higher level of WEEE plastics recycling requires efficient collection systems. If generated WEEE is not captured there is nothing to recycle, why collection plays a fundamental role in the end-of-life strategy. As much as the collection is a requirement, it might also be one of the major challenges towards increased recycling of WEEE plastics. As the current collection systems in the Nordic countries are highly based on sourcesorting of WEEE, the systems depend on the consumer’s behaviour and willingness to contribute to the system.

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