WE(EE) Demand - Recycled Plastic

Marie Førby, Jakob Pedersen, Nanna Borgen & Rasmus Nør Hansen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Plastic management – from production to waste – has massive negative effects on the environment of which one of the main problems are the CO2 released from the fossil fuels. The focus of this paper lies on the possibilities of increasing demand for recycled plastics from electric and electronic equipment (WEEE-plastic) through modifications in the Danish waste systems. Due to the chemical build of plastic, it is not possible to reprocess it with mechanical recycle technologies while keeping the original qualities of the plastic. Every time the plastic is recycled, it will suffer from cascading. It is critical to have a demand for the recycled plastic as the demand will encourage the actors within the system to try and achieve higher recycling-rates. The following is the paper’s thesis statement: How can the Danish EEE-waste system be adjusted to encourage a higher demand for recycled WEEE-plastic such as to support better resource effectivity? The paper start out by setting the environmental standards required for a resource effective system. Hereafter the four parameters: volume, quality, economy and dialogue are presented. These parameters determine the demand for recycled plastic. The EEE-waste system will be mapped and through an analysis of this material flow suggestions will be given to develop a more resource effective system.

UddannelserTekSam - miljøplanlægning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato19 jun. 2015
VejledereTyge Kjær


  • Genvinding
  • Materialeflow
  • WEEE
  • Plast