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E-waste management in east African community
Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business. (Informatik/ISA)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4855-1971
Örebro University, Swedish Business School at Örebro University. (Informatik)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3713-346X
2012 (English)In: Handbook of research on E-Government in emerging economies: adoption, e-participation, and legal frameworks / [ed] Kelvin Joseph Bwalya, Saul F.C. Zulu, Hershey: IGI Global, 2012, p. 307-327Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The rapidly increased use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) has increased demand for electronic equipment such as mobile phones and computers. Individuals and government institutions worldwide are adopting ICTs at a fast pace. Increased consumption has resulted in huge amounts of e-Waste generated from scrapped electronics. E-Waste contains chemical substances that have adverse effects on the environment and human health. Consequently, handling of e-Waste needs to be organized in ways that minimize the adverse effects. This chapter investigates how the East African Community (EAC) governments, i.e., Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi, conceive their role in combating negative impact of e-Waste and how their views and current actions compare to the current state of the art practices in e-Waste management. As data on e-Waste handling in EAC countries is not publicly available, semi-structured interviews with high government officials and a literature review were conducted. The results show that EAC governments consider e-Waste to be an emerging problem. Despite this awareness and attempts to mitigate the problem in some of the countries, there are currently no solid solutions that have been crafted to rectify or mitigate this problem. The study suggests practical solutions for resolving e-Waste challenges in EAC.

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Hershey: IGI Global, 2012. p. 307-327
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Information Systems, Social aspects
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Informatics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-21995DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0324-0.ch015Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84900093174ISBN: 978-1-4666-0324-0 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-21995DiVA, id: diva2:508301
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eGovernmentAvailable from: 2012-03-08 Created: 2012-03-08 Last updated: 2017-10-23Bibliographically approved

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