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.



Technology-related issues in WEEE Plastics Recycling

This study concerns issues relating to technology in WEEE plastics recycling, and builds upon findings of Part 1 in the project. It concentrates on technologies and routines for the manual and/or mechanical sorting, separation and ultimately recycling of plastics in WEEE. Whilst consultation across the sector consistently reveals that technological issues are not at the forefront of considerations for most actors, they remain significant for the value chain as a whole. The study will highlight areas where technical practice in WEEE plastics recycling could be improved. As will be shown, “technical practice” implies more than the mere choice of technologies.


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