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 Compliance with the WEEE Directive also represents a cost for the home appliance industry
While treatment costs evolved over time and for some streams are currently positive, they depend on:
· Commodity prices
· Progressive improvement of processes, and · Economies of scales
The collection and transport operations for WEEE still represent a major cost. In addition there are costs borne by industry take back schemes to carry out audits and voluntary standards. Considering all the WEEE collected and treated, the total cost of compliance for the home appliance industry from 2008 to 2016 totals:
    Producer compliance costs for WEEE
  Source: UNU-VIE SCYCLE calculations based on data from CWIT project.
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More than
€1 billion for 4,4 Mt of waste cooling and freezing appliances
 €185 million for 6,7 Mt
of waste large home appliances,
principally mitigated by the revenues from treatment in recent years
 €163 million for 3,1 Mt
of waste small home appliances,
principally mitigated by the revenues from treatment in recent years



















































































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