A Need for Sustainable Management of Electronic Waste (e-Waste) in Australia

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Title A Need for Sustainable Management of Electronic Waste (e-Waste) in Australia
Author Herat, Sunil; Karagiannidis, A.
Publication Title Proceedings of First International Conference on Environmental Management, Engineering, Planning and Economics (CEM
Year Published 2007
Abstract Electronic waste (e-Waste) is a rapidly growing international waste stream increasing at a much higher rate than the traditional waste streams around the world. It is estimated that 20 to 50 million tonnes of this waste stream is generated globally. Fast growing electronics industry due to rising demand of information and communication technology (ICT) products coupled with rapid product obsolescence have led to the un-sustainable management of this waste stream. E-waste is Australia in regarded as a sleeping giant as little is known about this waste stream. Given this high uptake of ICT, sustainable management of such products at their end-of-life is becoming a major challenge to policy makers in Australia. Currently there is no national framework for dealing with e-Waste. Product stewardship through co-regulation is seen as one of the possible approaches favoured by most stakeholders.
Peer Reviewed No
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.cemepe.prd.uth.gr/invitation.htm
Conference name First International Conference on Environmental Management, Engineering, Planning and Economics (CEM
Location Skiathos island, Greece
Date From 2007-06-28
Date To 2007-06-30
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/17632
Date Accessioned 2008-02-14
Date Available 2009-09-16T07:43:42Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Atmospheric Environment Research Centre
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Environmental Engineering
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Non-Refereed)
Publication Type Code e2

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