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Leonidas Milios

Leonidas Milios

Postdoctoral fellow

Leonidas Milios

Circular plastics in electrical and electronic equipment

Author

  • Bjørn Bauer
  • David McKinnon
  • Nina Lander Svendsen
  • Carl Dalhammar
  • Leonidas Milios
  • Hülya Ucar Sokoli

Summary, in English

This report explores what the Nordic countries can do to promote the use of recyclable plastic components in electrical and electronic products, with particular focus on minimising their hazardous chemical component. The report provides an overview of the hazardous additives currently used in the plastic components of EEE, drawing on information available from legislation and supporting studies, research and academia, NGOs and market actors. The results presented here build upon input collected though a literature study, a policy analysis of EU and Nordic legislation and initiatives, interviews with experts across the value chain and an expert workshop. Together these inputs were used to assess and qualify possible future actions in the Nordic countries to minimise hazardous chemicals in plastic components of EEE.

Department/s

  • The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
  • Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC)

Publishing year

2021

Language

English

Publication/Series

TemaNord

Issue

2021:553

Document type

Report

Publisher

Nordic Council of Ministers

Topic

  • Earth and Related Environmental Sciences

Keywords

  • circular economy
  • Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE)
  • chemicals
  • consumer protection
  • plastics
  • eco-design

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0908-6692
  • ISBN: 978-92-893-7209-1
  • ISBN: 978-92-893-7210-7