Friday 3 September 16:00 > 16:15

Environmental performance of two WEEE sorting centers operating in Greece

Prof. Konstadinos Abeliotis Mr. George Konstantzos Dr. Christina Chroni Mrs. Eleni Moschopoulou Prof. Katia Lasaridi
Session: 35(P) Life cycle analysis - LCA
CEST ID: 839 ROOM: B Paper Presentation
The Life ReWeee Project aims to prevent the creation of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), by collecting, shorting and preparing them for reuse or treatment. For this project, two WEEE sorting centers (SCs) were established and operating in the wider region of Attica and Central Macedonia. In SCs the collected WEEE will be transferred, stored and sorted after three control stages. The examined WEEE will be driven either for repair and reuse or recycling. Within the framework of the present LCA study, a total number of 6 types of WEEE will be examined, as decided according to the input flows data of the SCs. The LCA would pay particular attention to the potential environmental impacts of the repair and reuse of WEEE, in comparison with buying new products.