30-6-2016

E-waste creates opportunities for SROI

There are several definitions for ‘social return’ or ‘social return on investment (SROI)’ . The Dutch government uses the following definition: ‘The aim of social return agreements is to contribute to increasing the employment of people with a distance to the labour market”. With waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) municipalities can reduce their environmental impact, make best use of their location(s) and resources to collect and/or sort and dismantle waste, and at the same time add social return on investment (SROI).