Keywords: e-waste inventory, hazardous waste, municipal solid waste, MSW, informal sectors, electrical waste, electronic waste, waste management, Thailand
Electrical and electronic waste inventory and management strategies in Bangkok, Thailand
This study investigates the current situation of e-waste management in Bangkok, Thailand. Information on prevailing situation was collected through interviews, surveys, questionnaires and field visits. The e-waste inventory methodology was developed for estimating e-waste generation. About 90,000 tonnes/year of e-waste was estimated to generate from households in 2003. The major contributor of e-waste in Thailand is from households compared to industries. Most of the e-wastes from households are recovered and managed by the informal sector. Lack of awareness and safety measures while handling and processing e-waste was widely observed among public and informal sectors.