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Investigation of consumer behavior on discarding of their electrical/electronic waste: A case of Gaborone city

Paul T Mburu and Tshetlhane Tuduetso
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Paul T Mburu: University of Botswana, PO Box80870 Gaborone, Botswana
Tshetlhane Tuduetso: University of Botswana, PO Box80870 Gaborone, Botswana

E3 Journal of Business Management and Economics., 2013, vol. 4, issue 9, 200-205

Abstract: E-waste is growing at a precipitous rate in African cities in response economic growth and growth in city population which result to a steady rise in environmental degradation. The problem is compounded by the importation of second hand computer-wares and obsolete junk. The objective of this paper therefore was to investigate consumer behaviour on discarding their electrical/electronic waste. The study was based in Gaborone city. A questionnaire was administered to 200 different households randomly. The results indicate that most people are aware of e-waste and its dangers, but they do not know how to properly discard it, there is a need to educate people on how to manage e-waste, enact legislation on e-waste and motivate households to discard e-waste properly by having convenient arrangements of discarding e-waste.

Keywords: E-waste; environment; post-Consumption-behaviuor; e-waste-management; information technology. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013-09
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