Electronic waste management in Kosovo an important contribution for stability
International Stability, Volume # 8 | Part# 1
Rexha, I.; Kopacek, P.
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international stability,developing countries,electr(on)ic waste,recycling,automated disassembly
The Production of electrical and electronic equipment is one of the fastest growing areas of manufacturing industry in the Western World. Technological innovation and market expansion accelerate the replacement process and new applications of electrical and electronic equipment. New designs of electrical and electronic equipment are increasing significantly. There is hardly any part of life where electrical and electronic equipment are not used. In this contribution the importance of recycling, according to the WEEE directive of electr(on)ic waste for developing countries for improve the stability will be discussed on the example Kosovo.
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