MODELING OF THE GENERATION OF URBAN ELECTRONIC WASTE: CHARACTERIZATION OF THE HOUSEHOLD FLOW IN THE CITY OF CAMPOS-RJ
The management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) has become a major concern for urban communities due to the large volumes of waste generated. In this context, this work seeks to gather information for the implementation of a Reverse Logistics system that is comprehensive and regular for WEEE in Campos - RJ and can be intended as a prototype to be adapted to the reality of other cities in the country. These information correspond to obtaining an estimate of the potential of generating WEEE (such as, cell phones, computers and tablets), characterizing the home flow and its peculiarities. Therefore, an estimation model was proposed based on the indicator of devices present with the users. The data needed for this work were collected through the application of a questionnaire to a sample, random and representative of citizens. It was noticed that the results found would support the decisions to be taken in the design of an efficient management system for WEEE. It is also worth mentioning that this research was carried out under the current considerations of sustainability according to what determines the Brazilian legislation on Solid Waste. The results approximate the global estimates of the specific, researched electronic residues.