Comparison of e-waste management in Switzerland and in Australia: a qualitative content analysis

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)610-616
Number of pages7
JournalWorld Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development (20th : 2018) - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 30 Jul 201831 Jul 2018


  • E-waste management
  • WEEE
  • awareness
  • pro-environmental behavior
  • Australia
  • Switzerland

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