Management of Swiss electronic waste

Material Flow Analysis
Source: Deepali Sinha-Khetriwal, Philipp Kraeuchi, Markus Schwaninger, 2005. A comparison of electronic waste recycling in Switzerland and in India.

This diagram does not strictly follow the Material Flow Analysis methodology, but it is interesting because it attempts to also include financial flows, direction of influence, and regulatory control.

The sustainability of WEEE/E-waste management is dependent on financial viability of
WEEE/E-waste collection, transportation, treatment and disposal. The financial viability
is in turn dependent on regulatory system in place as it will define the standards and
institutional mechanism for WEEE/E-waste management.

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