This module aims to explain the financials of solar e-waste. This includes the familiarisation with previous studies on the costs of recycling solar fractions as well as a look into the price range charged by waste management companies. This module will also look at the breakdown of the supply chain of solar e-waste and where the greatest costs lay, as well as who pays for them. The module will also briefly touch upon other costs such as transport and compliance.
This briefing note details the costs incurred at each step of the product’s end-of-life journey - access to waste, collection, transport and treatment. The aim is to help companies plan their e-waste management strategy. E-waste cost data is required to help companies forecast their financial liability and serves as useful guidance when establishing partnerships with e-waste service providers. Download the briefing note.