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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (S1)
Field of Science: Ekologija ir aplinkotyra / Ecology and environmental sciences (N012)
Author(s): Dagiliūtė, Renata;Zabulionis, Deividas;Sujetovienė, Gintarė;Žaltauskaitė, Jūratė
Title: Waste of electrical and electronic equipment: trends and awareness among youths in Lithuania
Is part of: Waste management & research. London : SAGE publications Ltd, 2019, vol. 37, iss. 1
Extent: p. 95-101
Date: 2019
Keywords: Elektros ir elektroninės įrangos atliekos;Elektronikos atliekų surinkimas;Atliekų perdirbimas;Elektroninių atliekų rūšiavimas;Waste;Waste recycling;Electrical equipment;Electronic equipment;Waste collection;Public awareness;WEEE separation behaviour
Abstract: Waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has gained significant attention recently because of increasing consumption and related environmental impacts. This work focuses on Lithuania and analyses the trends of WEEE generation and management during the period 2008–2015. Attitudes and behaviour of students and pupils (main future consumers) regarding WEEE are also determined in this work. The analysis shows that the generation and collection of WEEE in Lithuania have been on the rise since the global economic crisis. In total, approximately 16260 metric tonnes of WEEE were collected in 2015 in Lithuania. Most of the collected WEEE consisted of large home appliances and information technology and telecommunication equipment. In addition, the survey highlights that some small WEEE is still discarded together with municipal waste. Results also report that there is a need for more information about WEEE as such, as well as the need for more collection points and possibly a refund system. The study suggests that those aspects could be of importance for the efficiency of WEEE management systems and related policy implementation
Affiliation(s): Aplinkotyros katedra
Gamtos mokslų fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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