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E-Waste in Transition - From Pollution to Resource

Edited by Florin-Constantin Mihai, ISBN 978-953-51-2500-6, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2499-3, 188 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published June 29, 2016 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/60487
Edited Volume

E-waste management is a serious challenge across developed, transition, and developing countries because of the consumer society and the globalization process. E-waste is a fast-growing waste stream which needs more attention of international organizations, governments, and local authorities in order to improve the current waste management practices. The book reveals the pollution side of this waste stream with critical implications on the environment and public health, and also it points out the resource side which must be further developed under the circular economy framework with respect to safety regulations. In this context, complicated patterns at the global scale emerge under legal and illegal e-waste trades. The linkages between developed and developing countries and key issues of e-waste management sector are further examined in the book.