Preparation for Reuse of Consumer WEEE; Lessons from the European Experience of Extended Producer Responsibility

Kathleen McMahon

University of Limerick

Kate McMahon is a research assistant and upcoming PhD student at the University of Limerick, Ireland. With a history in environmental science education from an early age, Kate obtained a bachelor's degree in Biology from Florida State University and went on to obtain a master's degree in Sustainable Resource Management from the University of Limerick. Since graduation she has been working in the field of sustainability issues surrounding electrical and electronic equipment, specifically waste. Currently Kate is also interning for the global regulatory compliance team at Dell in Limerick.


The proper treatment of waste plays an important role in global concerns regarding resource efficiency and climate change. Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is of particular importance due to the high use of... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Kathleen McMahon (University of Limerick)
  2. Michael Johnson (University of Limerick)
  3. Colin Fitzpatrick (University of Limerick)

Topic Areas

• Public policy and governance , • Circular economy , • Sustainable consumption and production


TS-9 » Public policy and governance (11:30 - Tuesday, 27th June, Room F)

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