Penetration Rate

3. the discarding in the MSW stream (available for collection).

Hoarding of Equipment and Replacement Batteries

Figure 11. Hoarding Rates for Equipment and Replacement Batteries

Elimination modes = Transfer to third party + Collection + Discarding in MSW

The consumers have declared that 14% of the total number of acquisitions have been eliminated on the average. Considered separately, 11% of the equipment and 38% of the replacement batteries have been eliminated.

From the total number of units (equipment and replacement batteries) that are eliminated, a first fraction equivalent to forty percent of the total quantity is transferred. This represents the preferred mode of elimination. This equipment is then re-introduced at home as a second hand acquisition. The second fraction or sixty percent of the quantity eliminated is available for collection.

According to the type of equipment, one or the other of the elimination modes is favoured. For dust busters, discarding represents the majority of the declared cases. For cordless power tools, transfer is the preferred mode of elimination (resale, exchange trade, gift, etc). This solution is also adopted in a preferential way for mobile phones and home cordless phones.

In all cases, when combining collection and transfer data, they represent the large majority of elimination modes of equipment and batteries (more than two thirds of eliminated equipment and batteries versus less than one third for the MSW discarding mode).

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