How e-waste challenges environmental governance

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHazardous Waste and Pollution
Subtitle of host publicationDetecting and Preventing Green Crimes
EditorsT. Wyatt
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783319180816
ISBN (Print)9783319180809
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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  • SAI 2005-04 MSS


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