Electronic waste: An emerging issue in solid waste management in Australia

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Title Electronic waste: An emerging issue in solid waste management in Australia
Author Herat, Sunil
Journal Name International Journal of Environment and Waste Management
Year Published 2009
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Abstract 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 million entering the market each year. The aim of this paper to provide an overview of how Australia deals with the emerging issue of used computers given that there is no national legislation to deal with it.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJEWM.2009.024704
Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 Inderscience Publishers. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 3
Issue Number 1/2
Page from 120
Page to 134
ISSN 1478-9876
Date Accessioned 2009-10-30
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Environmental Engineering; Environmental Management
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/30355
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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