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dc.contributor.authorDavis, Georginaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHerat, Sunilen_US
dc.contributor.editorE Worrellen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T09:59:22Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T09:59:22Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-11-22T04:14:43Z
dc.identifier.issn09213449en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.resconrec.2008.04.001en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/22549
dc.description.abstractThe term e-waste is unilaterally used to describe both electronic and electrical wastes, that is, any items which rely on an electric current or electromagnetic fields in order to operate and contain a hard-drive or significant electronic components and/or a printed circuit board. According to UNEP, waste from electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) is becoming a significant component of the waste stream, increasing at a rate of 3-5% per annum, outstripping the general growth of the municipal waste stream. The advances in both hardware and software leading to rapid obsolescence have fuelled this growth. This means that electronic and electrical wastes are a significant proportion of the Local Government's waste management role and budget. Increasingly, smaller and cheaper electronic items are being all too easily disposed of in municipal waste systems and this, coupled with an increase in the number of, and turnover of manufacturers and suppliers to the market, may see Local Governments assuming a key role in the future of e-waste management. A survey of local Councils within Queensland was undertaken in order to determine the current level of understanding and action on e-waste, and to solicit key responses regarding the identification of areas where improvements could be made. For example, the rationalisation of preferred initiatives for future legislative and funding mechanisms. The survey achieved a response rate of 23%, which accounted for 74% of Queensland's population due to the spatial distribution of inhabitants to the major cities and coastal communities. Survey results identified key barriers experienced by Councils regarding the collection and treatment of e-wastes as being cost and geographical distances between source of generation (households) and the limited number of specialist reprocessors. The survey was endorsed by the Local Government Associations of Queensland and Central Queensland who aided the promotion of the survey, which was hosted on the Griffith University e-waste web page (www.griffith.edu.au/ewaste).en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1031en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1039en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue8-9en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalResources, Conservation and Recyclingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume52en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode291199en_US
dc.titleElectronic waste: the local government perspective in Queensland, Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
gro.date.issued2008
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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