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Electrical and electronic waste inventory and management strategies in Bangkok, Thailand

TitleElectrical and electronic waste inventory and management strategies in Bangkok, Thailand
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsKunacheva C, Juanga JP, Visvanathan C
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Environment and Waste Management
Volume3
Issue1/2
Pages107 - 119
Keywordse-waste inventory; hazardous waste; municipal solid waste; MSW; informal sectors; electrical waste; electronic waste; waste management; Thailand.
AbstractThis study investigates the current situation of e-waste management in Bangkok, Thailand. Information on prevailing situation was collected through interviews, surveys, questionnaires and field visits. The e-waste inventory methodology was developed for estimating e-waste generation. About 90,000 tonnes/year of e-waste was estimated to generate from households in 2003. The major contributor of e-waste in Thailand is from households compared to industries. Most of the e-wastes from households are recovered and managed by the informal sector. Lack of awareness and safety measures while handling and processing e-waste was widely observed among public and informal sectors.
URLhttp://www.inderscience.com/search/index.php?action=record&rec_id=24703&prevQuery=&ps=10&m=or
DOI10.1504/IJEWM.2009.024703
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