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A review of developing an e-wastes collection system in Dalian, China

TitleA review of developing an e-wastes collection system in Dalian, China
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsQu Y, Zhu Q, Sarkis J, Geng Y, Zhong Y
Journal TitleJournal of Cleaner Production
Pages-
ISSN0959-6526
KeywordsChina
AbstractWith China's rapid development, e-wastes issue has become increasingly critical. Without appropriate collection and treatment, e-wastes will bring serious environmental challenges. This paper reviews e-wastes collection in Dalian, China. Our findings show that although the Dalian municipality has made progress in improving the collection rate of e-wastes, several challenges still exist, including unclear responsibilities of stakeholders for e-waste collection in laws and regulations; high collection costs for formal treatment plants; and the lack of appropriate infrastructure, especially collection centers. As part of the research study, we identify several potential solutions for policy makers to overcome these challenges. The initiatives used by Dalian can provide implications for other municipalities in China as well as in other developed and developing countries.
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652613000620
DOI10.1016/j.jclepro.2013.02.013
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