The Development of a
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The Development of a Performance Assessment Method for E-Waste Management in the European Union
The Development of a Performance Assessment Method for E-Waste Management in the European Union

Author(s): Corina MARINESCU, Claudiu CICEA, Carmen Nadia Ciocoiu
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Trivent Publishing
Keywords: DEA; collection rate; e-waste; performance
Summary/Abstract: This study focuses on the performance of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE, e-waste) management in countries from European Union. A detailed literature review is conducted, in order to reveal other trials of analysing the performance of waste management. At the same time, the study has a unique way of presenting aspects related to the concept of performance analysed for the WEEE management field. Issues related to performance are revealed by conducting a Data Envelopment Analysis. The output variable is set on the collection rate of e-waste, while the input variables are selected among factors which may influence the WEEE collection. The main advantage of such an analysis is that it not only provides an overview of the performance level for each country but also indicates the peers or reference countries. This way, comparisons among countries are easily realized. The paper ends with indicating the best and worst performers among Member States, along with limitations of the study and further developments.

  • Page Range: 113-128
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English