electronic waste management Articles

  • Electronic waste: an emerging issue in solid waste management in Australia

    Electronic waste or e-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the world today. Around 20-50 million tonnes of e-waste produced worldwide annually cause serious social problems and an environmental threats to many countries. Australia has 12th largest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) market in the world. Currently there are around 14 million computers in use in Australia with 3 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste management of electric and electronic equipment: comparative analysis of end-of-life strategies

    This article analyzes diverse aspects of the waste management of electronic and electric equipment. The scope of the study focuses on end-of-life strategies currently implemented in industrialized economies such as Japan, the United States, and the European Union. The objective is a comparative analysis of such strategies in order to identify logistic issues that may contribute to the further ...


    By Springer

  • A review of electronic waste management microbial participation: a green technology

    E-waste now has been a rapidly growing problem in terms of quantity and toxicity of its components. Recycling of e-waste becomes rather complicated because of the technological advancement in the materials and composition of the e-equipment. From the management perspective e-waste components can be divided in two categories: 1) organic part contains thermo and thermosetting plastic; 2) inorganic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental issues and management strategies for waste electronic and electrical equipment

    One of the great technological advancements of the 20th century has been the worldwide development of information access and communications through electronic technology. With the introduction of new technologies inevitably comes the issue of the management of discarded hardware. The growth of waste and recyclable material from the electronics and electricity age has been remarkable. The ...

  • E-waste management

    CO2 or CFC gases are hazardous and usually found more in electrical items like refrigerator, air-conditioners, freezers, etc than in electronic equipment. These bulky items or white goods do not level down to electronic waste recyclers but mostly happens to end at the local kabadiwallas. The kabadiwalas are one of the strong supply management sources in India, so waste is locally collected by ...


    By Eco Recycling Ltd

  • Europe ‘s E-waste Failure – Only a Third of Electronic Waste Managed Correctly

    Mismanagement of discarded electronics within Europe involves a volume 10 times that of e-waste shipped to foreign shores in undocumented exports, according to a comprehensive 2-year investigation into the functioning of the used and waste electronics market. The European Union-funded project, Countering WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) Illegal Trade (CWIT), was undertaken by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Environmental Sensors in Waste Management

    Issue: As part of an increasing sentiment among European consumers that environmental protection is important, concern about the impact of landfill is growing. Sensor technology makes it possible to measure and control inputs to landfill sites and pollutants arising from them. However, the exploitation - or uptake - of such technology has been lower than expected in the waste management sector. ...


  • Guide to greener and safer electronics

    With expanded and tougher criteria on toxic chemicals, electronic waste and new criteria on climate change only Sony and Sony Ericsson score more than 5/10 in our latest Guide to Greener Electronics. Nintendo and Microsoft remain rooted to the bottom of the Guide. Ranking criteria explained: As of the 8th edition of the Guide to Greener Electronics, Greenpeace scores electronics brands on a ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • Transportation cost analysis of the Hellenic system for alternative management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

    This work presents an ex post analysis of the reverse logistics system for the alternative management of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) in Greece, in view of the system's initiation in 2004. The aim was to predict how this system would provide guidelines concerning facility locations for WEEE collection and to calculate the transportation costs for WEEE management. A ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Toxic and Hazardous Materials in Electronics

    Untitled Document Introduction In October 2000 Environment Canada released a report called Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunications (Telecom) ...

  • The Electronics Recycling Landscape Report

    U.S. consumers are estimated to have purchased more than 1 billion devices in 2015 with over 3.8 billion devices in use or storied in households. Every year, new electronic cycles increase, leaving both a large amount of consumer electronics needing to be recycled and an exciting opportunity to enable electronic material reuse and materials recovery. Reuse, ...

  • Tradable Certificates for Recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

    Untitled Document Executive Summary The Study This study analyses options for the design of tradeable certificate systems to finance the recovery of ...

  • Enterprise-Wide Electronic Plans Solutions

    Supporting Compliance Enterprise-Wide Providing Global Access to Critical Response Data About the Client Operating throughout North America, our client is recognized as a leading producer in oil and gas exploration, production technology and a top contributor of natural gas and gasoline. The client currently has 120 U.S. assets ...


    By Witt O`Brien`s, LLC.

  • Status quo of e-waste management in mainland China

    In China, the use and obsolescence of both electronic and electrical equipment have increased rapidly in recent years. China has also begun to take measures to cope with this problem since it began experiencing a rapid process of industrialization and urbanization in the 1990s. In this paper, the profile of the electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) problem in China is depicted from such ...


    By Springer

  • Guidelines for environmentally sound management of e-waste

    The electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. The increasing “market penetration” in developing countries, “replacement market” in developed countries and “high obsolescence rate” make e-waste as one of the fastest growing waste streams. Environmental issues and trade associated with e-waste at local, transboundary and international level ...


    By Indian Government

  • Computer waste management: a review on Indian initiatives

    Increased consumption of electronic products has led to rise in volume of e-waste generated. Computer hardware waste is an important component in terms of its volume and hazardous materials contained, causing environmental risk and health hazards. This is posing a serious challenge in India as the country lacks environmentally safe disposal and recycling processes. This paper critically presents ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An empirical study of the implementation of green supply chain management practices in the electrical and electronic industry and their relation to organizational performances

    This study aims to investigate the green supply chain management practices likely to be adopted by the electrical and electronic industry in Taiwan, which is dominated by Original Equipment Manufacturing and Original Designing and Manufacturing manufacturers, after the European Union implementation of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment ...

  • Electronics sector looks to tackle tensions in a globalising world

    Recent EU Directives on waste electronic goods and hazardous substances are leading to tensions with developing countries which export equipment. The global electronics supply chain is now forming an important testing ground for a new initiative on sustainable trade and innovation aimed at overcoming accusations of environmental protectionism. The initiative encapsulates some of the conflicts ...

  • Electronic nose sniffs out odour pollution

    The science of smell is set to enhance air quality in the UK, thanks to the development of a pioneering ‘electronic nose’ for industrial odour monitoring.   Available in the UK for the first time, the technology can be used to help improve the control of odours associated with industries such as waste storage and recovery, sewage treatment, composting, chemicals and food ...

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