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A Statistical Outlook on E-waste in Romania

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  • Daniela HINCU (BORISOV)
  • Carmen Nadia CIOCOIU
  • Razvan Catalin DOBREA
  • Elena SERBAN

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest)

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The paper related to top-interest subject in dealing with increased waste quantities from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE, e-waste). It focuses on analyzing the two indicators – waste collection and products put on the market corresponding to 2007-2008 in Romania and some European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries. The dynamics of these indicators was used to identify specific patterns for the selected countries. These categories were analyzed starting from the statistical evidence: 1st category-large household appliances represents majority in total quantity of e-waste collected by Romania and 5th category-lightning equipment records an enormously rhythm of the quantity collected from 2007 to 2008.

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Article provided by Romanian Statistical Review in its journal Romanian Statistical Review Supplement.

Volume (Year): 60 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 185-196

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Handle: RePEc:rsr:supplm:v:60:y:2012:i:2:p:185-196

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Keywords: waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE; e-waste); indicator; variation; convergence;

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