by Thippy K
In this article, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive not too just got established in the UK on January of 2007. WEEE is an EU legislation that serves the purpose of having businesses and consumers dispose electronic waste in a responsible matter. One of the key points they point out is to increase usage of the electronics or to recycle.
A lot of citizens and business men are still confused at all the laws of WEEE. They are passing legislation implementing that you must reuse or recycle. It is not yet clear if legislation will pass any recycling bills that are cost oriented. It does however seem that manufacture will increase the cost of their goods in order to cover the disposal cost of the electronics. This business is becoming imperative to have due to new bills being pass based on being environmental-friendly, avoiding toxins in the landfills, avoiding the limited amount of landfills etc.
This relates to chapter 12 due to the fact that it’s a 21st century trend. This trend falls under the social entrepreneurship: going green. This is a trend in technology; where now there are laws being passed saying it is imperative to recycle certain parts such as glass, copper, plastic, gold, etc. While this is a service that is much needed, the recycling companies also make money off of what they are recycling. They sell the commodity per pound and recycle the material. This causes less space to fill up in landfills all around the world giving the environment a chance to breathe. It is a trend that is going global and is also helping out the environment one facility at a time.
by Thippy K