E-waste: a problem or an opportunity? Review of issues, challenges and solutions in Asian countries

  title={E-waste: a problem or an opportunity? Review of issues, challenges and solutions in Asian countries},
  author={Sunil Herat and Pariatamby Agamuthu},
  journal={Waste Management \& Research},
  pages={1113 - 1129}
Safe management of electronic and electrical waste (e-waste/WEEE) is becoming a major problem for many countries around the world. In particular, developing countries face a number of issues with the generation, transboundary movement and management of e-waste. It is estimated that the world generates around 20–50 million tonnes of e-waste annually, most of it from Asian countries. Improper handling of e-waste can cause harm to the environment and human health because of its toxic components… 

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