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 HOME APPLIANCE WEEE MANAGEMENT
There are three main elements that play a crucial role when analysing the current situation and patterns for home appliance end-of-life management across the EU:
· Consumer behaviour
· WEEE flows
· Recycling and recovery of home appliance WEEE
    Consumer behaviour
 Consumer behaviour in different member states influences the share of products that are ending up in the waste bin and thus in the unsorted municipal waste
This is particularly the case for
small home appliances
where the percentage of products disposed as unsorted municipal waste
averages at 17%
  Source: UNU-VIE SCYCLE calculations.
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