Business Intelligence

E-Waste Take-Back System Design And Policy Approaches

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Executive Summary

Commercial entities often use direct pick-up as a collection mechanism, particularly when collecting e-waste from other commercial clients who generate significant volumes of e-waste (i.e., business to-business, or B2B interactions). However, economic incentives may create situations where some commercial entities engage in door-to-door pick-up of e-waste from consumers, as is the case in the US state of California. A take-back system does not run itself: an entity must be responsible for coordinating the actions of various stakeholders and enforcing the system rules and regulations. This system manager may be one of several different types of public or private entities that are outlined in this section.

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