Material flow analysis of used personal computers in Japan.

  title={Material flow analysis of used personal computers in Japan.},
  author={Aya Yoshida and Tomohiro Tasaki and Atsushi Terazono},
  journal={Waste management},
  volume={29 5},
Most personal computers (PCs) are discarded by consumers after the data files have been moved to a new PC. Therefore, a used PC collection scheme should be created that does not depend on the distribution route of new PCs. In Japan, manufacturers' voluntary take-back recycling schemes were established in 2001 (for business PCs) and 2003 (for household PCs). At the same time, the export of used PCs from Japan increased, affecting the domestic PC reuse market. These regulatory and economic… CONTINUE READING
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