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Document ID (ISN)104313
CIS number 05-670
Year 2005
Convention or series no. INRS ED 5029
Author(s) Chollot A., Rodriguez C., Courtois B., Dornier G.
Title Electrical and electronic equipment waste
Original title Déchets d'équipements électriques et électroniques [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Mar. 2005. 4p. Illus. 9 ref. Price: EUR 1.50. Downloadable version free of charge.
Internet access$FILE/ed5029.pdf [in French]
Abstract According to European Directive 75/442/EEC, electrical and electronic equipment waste (EEEW) includes all components, sub-assemblies and consumer products that constitute the equipment at the time of its scrapping. By the end of 2006, it will be required to recover 4kg of EEEW per inhabitant per year and recycling rates will have to reach over 70% depending on the type of waste. As a result, new waste processing chains are being set up, involving tasks that are potentially harmful to workers' health. Contents of this information sheet: types of EEEW; description of the waste processing stream; occupational hazards (dusts, chemical hazards, biological hazards); preventive measures, regulations, research by INRS on the topic.
Descriptors (primary) disposal of harmful waste; France; health hazards; electronic equipment; electrical equipment; harmful substances
Descriptors (secondary) cadmium and compounds; data sheet; dust control; nickel and compounds; European Union; mercury and compounds; lead and compounds; beryllium and compounds; manual handling; flame retardants; recycling of materials; chemical hazards; biological hazards; comment on directive; airborne dust
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal