This chapter examines how e-waste’waste from electronic and electrical equipment’poses a challenge for environmental governance. It is estimated that the amount of e-waste generated globally every year will reach about 72“billion” tonnes by 2017. This chapter discusses how e-waste is a challenge for the control of illegal trade as well as for the prevention of environmental harm. By focusing on the role of state, corporate, and civil society actors, insights are gained into the strengths and limitations of the governance framework. This suggests the need for reflection about both practical and theoretical implications that arise for environmental governance.
|Title of host publication||Hazardous Waste and Pollution|
|Subtitle of host publication||Detecting and Preventing Green Crimes|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing AG|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
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