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Assessment of Policies and Practices for E-waste Management: A Study of Asia

Mohammad Armughan and Sameen Zafar
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Mohammad Armughan: Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
Sameen Zafar: Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore

No 2023:7, PIDE-Working Papers from Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Abstract: Worldwide electronic waste (e-waste) is a prime contributor to environmental degradation and leads to adverse impacts on human health. Asia is the prime victim of ewaste. Asian countries have e-waste policies regarding illegal trade, dumping, recycling techniques, and extended producer responsibility (EPR) to ensure the safe and responsible disposal of e-waste by reducing its impact on the environment. However, countries are struggling to cope with e-waste. The study aims to assess e-waste policies in Asian countries and find best practices for e-waste management. The study also highlights the extent of e-waste generated in Asian countries and how much new electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) are put on the market. Based on analysis and issues related to e-waste policies in Asian countries, the study proposes a general framework for e-waste management. Lastly, a brief context of Pakistan is discussed. Precisely, the study encourages the feasibility and efficacy of e-waste management policies and practices in Asia.

Keywords: Asia; E-waste; E-waste Management; EEE; Legislation; Policies; Policy Issues (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 30
Date: 2023
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