Definition: Re-use (of waste)

Environment

Re-use shall mean any operation by which end of life products and equipment (e.g. electrical and electronic equipment) or its components are used for the same purpose for which they were conceived. Direct re-use at the place of generation (i.e. establishment) is excluded.
Source:
Joint OECD/Eurostat Questionnaire 2002 on the State of the Environment, section on Waste
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