Waste electrical and electronic equipment management. A case study

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Abstract

Owing to new legal requirements, essential changes in the field of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) management are expected. In WEEE management, several deciding factors must be considered to maximize benefits at a determined cost. Thus, the main objective of this study is to contribute to more effective WEEE management. Within this contribution, two models are proposed to help in the management of WEEE between Sorting Centres (SC) and Treatment and Recovery Centres (TRC), at minimum cost. A model for assigning the destination TRC for the WEEE of each SC, i.e., where 1 vehicle moves between 1 SC and 1 TRC. Another model is proposed with the aim of introducing joint WEEE management of 2 SCs to 1 TRC. The models are applied on a case study, with approximately one hundred of SCs and ten TRCs. Based on this case study, conclusions are drawn for WEEE decision managers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEM2010 - IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages250-254
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781424485031
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

Keywords

  • Assignment model
  • Case study
  • Reverse logistics
  • Supply chain management
  • WEEE

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    Machado, V. H., Barroso, A. P., Barros, A. R., & Cruz Machado, V. (2010). Waste electrical and electronic equipment management. A case study. In IEEM2010 - IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (pp. 250-254). [5674459] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2010.5674459