publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2012

Electronic Waste Management in Ghana - Issues and Practices

Oteng-Ababio, Martin;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Aug 2012
  • Publisher: InTech
Abstract
Man has always been proficient producer of waste; however, towards the end of the 20th century saw the upsurge of a new, noxious clutter: the electronic detritus that has come to be known as e-waste. The consumption of electronics: televisions, computers, cell phones, video games, iPods, etc has increased over the last few years, making the electronic industry the world’s largest and fastest growing enterprise [1]. The boom in the consumption of electronic products also come with a price to be paid –the management of the end-of-use products, or the e-waste. According to UN estimates, between 20 to 50 million tonnes of ewaste are generated worldwide annually, acc...
Download fromView all 2 versions
https://www.intechopen.com/cit...
Part of book or chapter of book
Provider: UnpayWall
InTech
Part of book or chapter of book . 2012
Provider: InTech
http://www.intechopen.com/down...
Part of book or chapter of book . 2012
Provider: Crossref
32 references, page 1 of 3

[1] BAN/SVTC (2002) Exporting Harm: the High Tech Trashing of Asia. The Basel Action Network and Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition. February 25 2002.

[2] Remesh B.B, Parande A.K, Ahmed B.C (2007) Electrical and Electronic Waste: A Global Environmental Problem. Waste Management Research. 25: 307-318.

[3] Sinha S (2007) Downside of the Digital Revolution. Published in Toxics Link. Available: http: //www.toxicslink.org/art-view.php. Accessed 2007 Dec 28.

[4] Widmer R, Oswald-Krapf H, Sinha-Khetriwal A, Scnellmann M, Boni H (2005) Global Perspectives on the E-waste. Environmental Impact Assessment Review. 25: 436-458.

[5] Brigden K, Labunska I, Santillo D, Johnston P (2008) Chemical Contamination at E-waste Recycling and Disposal Sites in Accra and Korforidua, Ghana. Greenpeace International Amsterdam.

[6] Puckett J (2011) A Place Called Away. In: Hugo P (2011) Permanent Error. Prestell Publishers. ISBN 978-3-7913-4520-8

[7] Swerts T (2006) Waste or Opportunity? the Importance of a Progressive India E-waste Policy. Published in Toxics Link. Available: http: //www.toxicslink.org/art-view.php. Accessed 2006 Nov 17.

[8] UNEP (2005) E-waste: the Hidden Side of IT Equipment's Manufacturing and Use. Early Warnings on Emerging Environmental Threats. No. 5. United Nations Environment Programme.

[9] Oteng-Ababio M (2010) E-waste: an Emerging Challenge to Solid Waste Management in Ghana”. Int. Development Planning Review (IDPR). 32:2. [OpenAIRE]

[10] Toxics Link (2004) Scrapping the High-tech Myth: Computer Waste in India. Toxic Links, Delhi, India.

[11] BAN (2005) The Digital Dump: Exporting Re-use and Abuse to Africa. Basel Action Network. October 24 2005. www.ban.org.

[12] Oteng-Ababio M (2012) When Necessity Begets Ingenuity: Scavenging for survival in Accra, Ghana. African Studies Quarterly (Forthcoming).

[13] Grant R, Oteng-Ababio M (2012) Mapping the Invisible and Real African Economy: Urban E-Waste Circuitry. Urban Geography. 33:1 1-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.2747/0272- 3638.33.1.1

[14] Oteng-Ababio M (2012) The Legal and the Reasonable: Exploring the Dynamics of Ewaste Disposal Strategies in Ghanaian Households. Journal of US-China Public Administration. 9:1 38-52. ISSN 1548-6591.

[15] Agyei-Mensah S, Oteng-Ababio M (2012) Perceptions of Health and Environmental Impacts of E-waste Management in Ghana. Int. Journal of Environmental Health Research. 1-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09603123.2012.667795

32 references, page 1 of 3
Powered by OpenAIRE Research Graph
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue