Title: Recovery of mobile phones: capturing trends among students

Authors: Nikos P. Rachaniotis, Costas P. Pappis, Vasiliki Christoforatou

Addresses: Dept. of Industrial Management, University of Piraeus, 80 Karaoli & Dimitriou Str., 18534 Piraeus, Greece. ' Dept. of Industrial Management, University of Piraeus, 80 Karaoli & Dimitriou Str., 18534 Piraeus, Greece. ' Dept. of Industrial Management, University of Piraeus, 80 Karaoli & Dimitriou Str., 18534 Piraeus, Greece

Abstract: During the last few years, environmental concerns have been raised for the mobile phones industry, where one of the important issues is the devices| recovery. In this paper, an outline of the regulatory status in the European Union is presented and current recovery practices of mobile phones in Greece and, more specifically, among Greek students, are described. The results of a statistical survey are reported showing trends in respect to mobile phones recovery among this population.

Keywords: mobile phones; cell phones; reverse logistics; product recovery; EU regulations; European Union; Greece; Greek students; rcycling; end of life products; EOL products.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDSRM.2009.031123

International Journal of Decision Sciences, Risk and Management, 2009 Vol.1 No.3/4, pp.286 - 298

Published online: 21 Jan 2010 *

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