E-waste/Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is one of the fastest growing waste streams across the globe. This paper aims to compare the e-waste management system in Switzerland and Australia in terms of four features - legislative initiatives, disposal practice, collection and financial mechanisms. The qualitative content analysis is employed as a research method in the study. Data were collected from various published academic research papers, industry reports, and web sources. In addition, a questionnaire survey is conducted in Australia to understand the public awareness and opinions on the features. The results of the study provide valuable insights to policymakers in Australia developing better e-waste management system in conjunction with the public consensus, and the state-of-the-art operational strategies currently being practiced in Switzerland.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||International Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development (20th : 2018) - Zurich, Switzerland|
Duration: 30 Jul 2018 → 31 Jul 2018
- E-waste management
- pro-environmental behavior