Lifecycle Sustainable Information Management for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

  • Weidong LiEmail author
  • K. Xia
  • L. Gao
Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)


Sustainability has become a critical driving force shaping the future of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) management. In this research, lifecycle information and flow management has been investigated to enable transition from the current “management authority-centric reporting model for WEEE” to a new “globally distributed and sustainable management model for WEEE”. In order to achieve the target, case studies on LCD TV WEEE have been conducted to understand supply chain information flows and recovery and remanufacturing processes. Based on that, information/flow framework design for WEEE management has been explored.


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This research was carried out as a part of the GREENet and CASES projects which are supported by a Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme Fellowship within the 7th European Community Framework Program under the grant agreement No 269122 and No 294931. The chapter reflects only the author’s views and the Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

The authors would also appreciate Mr. Qiang Peng, the Technical Director of the Guangdong Changhong Electronics Company, Ltd., and his team for their strong support during the project in terms of technical consultancy/discussions and raw data providing/explanations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and ComputingCoventry UniversityCoventryUK
  2. 2.The State Key Laboratory of Digital Manufacturing Equipment and TechnologyHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina

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