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

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Abstract

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.

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Keywords

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

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Comparison of e-waste management in Switzerland and in Australia : a qualitative content analysis. / Islam, Md Tasbirul; Dias, Pablo; Huda, Nazmul.

In: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 12, No. 10, 2018, p. 610-616.

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