Proposal of Decision Criteria Based on Product Characteristics for WEEE Recycling in Romania: A Managerial Approach
AbstractWith growing interest in recovering materials within electrical and electronic equipment at the end of their useful life, there has been an increasing interest in developing decision-making methodologies that determine how to maximize the recycling benefits of end-of life processing. In the case of multi-criteria decision methods, the most complex step is to identify the decision criteria that can be characterized by attributes by decision makers and are relevant to the analysed situation taking into account all impact categories. This study identifies and describes the set of criteria based on product characteristics relevant for recycling in Romania, from the point of view of recyclers. Nineteen criteria were identified and grouped into 3 categories, namely: economic, environmental and technical.
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