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This report provides a range of recommendations aimed at supporting preparation for re-use of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) that will support the extension and development of this activity in Ireland.

Re-use - Re-use of waste electrical & electronic equipment (WEEE)

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Information and communication technology (ICT) devices contain critical raw materials. The TriREUSE project aimed to provide an insight into possible reuse rates for WEEE collections that target consumer ICT products with reuse potential.

TriREUSE - Trialling the Preparation for Reuse of Consumer Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones

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Reuse is considered as a potential building block towards achieving more sustainable consumption of electrical and electronic equipment, covering environmental, economic and social dimensions.

RE-Evaluate - Re-use of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Evaluation and Mainstreaming)

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Ireland has met or exceeded collection and recovery targets for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in recent years. However, as targets have risen, Ireland’s stakeholders must identify and address challenges presented by WEEE that does not arise in collection.

Estimating the Quantity - Estimating the Quantity of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) Exported from Ireland As Used EEE

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Ireland has met or exceeded collection and recovery targets for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in recent years. However, as targets have risen, Ireland’s stakeholders must identify and address challenges presented by WEEE that does not arise in collection.

An Investigation into WEEE - An Investigation into WEEE Arising and Not Arising in Ireland (EEE2WEEE)

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This study explored human behaviour in relation to small WEEE recycling through 26 in-depth interviews with 30 participants; observations and casual conversations at a civic amenity site and waste collection event; and participant observation at 25 retailers.

A Community Based Social Marketing Approach - A Community Based Social Marketing Approach for Increased Participation in WEEE Recycling (ColectWEEE)