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1 Naturvårdsverket | Swedish Environmental Protection Agency Swedish e-waste management Lars Eklund Adviser Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

2 Naturvårdsverket | Swedish Environmental Protection Agency Östersund, Sweden

3 Naturvårdsverket | Swedish Environmental Protection Agency Raw materials Components Products WEEE The typical WEEE flow (Sweden) Manufacturer Consumer Recycler Component manuf. Retailer Importer Collection system Outside of Sweden Financing the system $

4 Naturvårdsverket | Swedish Environmental Protection Agency The battery and WEEE collection systems El-Kretsen –Municipal collection points and battery-bird houses Elektronikåtervinningsföreningen –Collection in stores, both WEEE and batteries BlyBatteriRetur (Lead Battery Collection) –Collection in car workshops and gas stations To fulfil your obligations, you have to join a collection system. The system charges the recycling fees.

5 Naturvårdsverket | Swedish Environmental Protection Agency Key factors to the good system Legislation and Supervision Accessibility and Convenience Knowledge and Willpower Responsibility and Finance A level playing field

6 A few examples of colletion points Naturvårdsverket | Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

7 Collection points

8 Naturvårdsverket | Swedish Environmental Protection Agency Collection points

9 Naturvårdsverket | Swedish Environmental Protection Agency Collection points

10 Naturvårdsverket | Swedish Environmental Protection Agency Collection points

11 Naturvårdsverket | Swedish Environmental Protection Agency Infomercials to raise awareness

12 Naturvårdsverket | Swedish Environmental Protection Agency I allt som rör sig, lyser eller låter, finns ett batteri som ska lämnas åter

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16 The proportion who stated batteries as something you should not throw in the trash, 1999 – Trends

17 Naturvårdsverket | Swedish Environmental Protection Agency And you need patience. The Swedish battery collection system started in the 1970:s The WEEE collection system was established in 2001 Make follow ups on collection and recycling Examine the level of knowledge among the citizens, it is a critical element! The awareness and willingness needs to be maintained!

18 Naturvårdsverket | Swedish Environmental Protection Agency QUESTIONS?


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