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Metal waste recycling plans

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Frame of Image and recycling, low level of r e c o v e r y compared to developed countries, and inadequate technology for recycling. In Korea, metal wastes worth KRW 4.03 trillion are generated every year; the value of metal waste retained countrywide is estimated at approximately KRW 46.4 trillion, and the total economic value would be even higher if all o f rare and precious metals discarded amid the continually increasing prices of raw materials and technological advancement are recovered and taken into account. Currently, a total of 10 items such as TV a r e subject to mandatory recycling under the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) system in t h e category of electric and electronic products d i s c a r d e d at the end of their useful life. The mandatory recycling rate ranges somewhere between
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I. Background on the Introduction II. Major Details 1. Act on the Resource Circulation of Electrical and Electronic Equipment 2. Economic Value of Metal Waste 3. Items Subject to Recycling and Mandatory Recycling Rate 4. Collection of Metal Waste and Recycling Technology III. Future Plans 1. Expansion of Metal Waste Items Subject to Mandatory Recycling 2. Streamlining the System for Collecting Metal Waste
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Ministry of Environment·Korea Environment Institute, Republic of Korea
2.4% and 27.4% out of all products released by f a c t o r y. The recovery rate has been on the increase but it has reached only 43% on the a v e r a g e . Moreover, recovery is carried out separately by dif


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Title Metal waste recycling plans
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Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Lee, Hee-Sun

Publisher

[Seoul]:Korea Environment Institute; Ministry of Environment

Date 2011
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin:vol. IX(no. 2)
Pages 16
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Territorial Development < Environment
Holding KEI; Ministry of Environment