February 4, 2005
The Ministry of the Environment (MoE) compiled its survey results on illegal dumping of post-consumer use home appliances in relation to the Law for the Recycling of Specified Kinds of Home Appliances (Home Appliances Recycling Law) enforced in April 2001. Taking into consideration recovery of post-consumer use personal computers from domestic households by manufacturers and parties concerned which started in October 2003, illegal dumping of post-consumer use personal computers was also surveyed for the same period.
|1.||Status of illegal dumping of post-consumer use specified home appliances (April - September 2004)|
|(1)||Change in status of illegal dumping of four specified home appliances|
Table 1 shows the changes in status of illegal dumping of four specified home appliances between the period from April to September 2003 and the same period in 2004 in 2,761 municipalities holding such data. When compared to those of the same period in 2003, municipalities with increased illegal dumping decreased from 44.5% to 39.2% and municipalities with decreased illegal dumping increased from 37.0% to 42.1%. (Table 1)
In regard to the illegally dumped units, fluctuation is within single digit (±10 units) in majority of municipalities, the trend of which remains same as 2003. (Table 2)
|(2)||Changes in number of units illegally dumped|
Table 3 shows the number of illegally dumped units of four specified home appliances in 2,870 municipalities holding data during April to September 2004 and the comparison of actual number of illegally dumped units in 2,761 municipalities having the same data for period of April to September 2003 and 2004 (total number of illegally dumped four specified home appliances was 86,721). (Table 3)
During April to September 2004, illegally dumped units accounted for 1.42% (1.48% in 2003) of the number of total collected units (sum of illegally dumped units and the number of units recovered at designated collection sites). The ratio of illegally dumped units to the number of collected units is within the range of 1% and 2%, remain flat compared t that of 2003, requiring a continuous monitoring.
|2.||Status of illegal dumping of post-consumer use personal computers (April - September 2004)|
Table 4 shows the total number of illegally dumped post-consumer use personal computers in 2,176 municipalities holding the data is 3,234 units and the comparison of the number of illegally dumped units in 1,496 municipalities having the same data for the period of April to September 2003 and 2004 (total number of illegally dumped units is 847). (Table 4)