A comparative case study: towards sustainable management of e-waste in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Filimban, A.A.A, Al-Faraj, F.A.M and Oti, A. H ORCID: 0000-0002-7228-6189 (2019) A comparative case study: towards sustainable management of e-waste in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Journal of Bioscience and Applied Research, 5 (3). pp. 325-339. ISSN 2356-9174

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Abstract

Management of electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) becomes an increasing global concern because of rapid changing in technologies associated with tendency of people to keep up with the most recent technologies causing an increased volume rate of e-waste. This study compared and critically appraised three e-waste management models (producer responsibility, not producer responsibility, and sharing responsibility) currently applied in Malaysia and the United States of America (USA), in an attempt to explore best management practices that can be adopted in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The data presented in this paper are secondary data derived from a wide range of authoritative sources. This study recommends the sharing responsibility model to effectively manage the growing rate of e-waste in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: E-waste production; E-waste management; E-waste recycling; Hazardous substance; Basel Convention; Recycling fee responsibility
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: School of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Akponanabofa Henry Oti
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2019 10:02
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2019 17:55
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/2558

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