Report on E-waste Management Issues

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Running head: WASTE MANAGEMENTE waste management AustraliaStudent NameUniversity nameAuthor Note
WASTE MANAGEMENTAbstractThis report tries to explore various aspect of Australian Electronic waste management system.The report investigates various government policies and strategies that have been undertaken bythe government in order to deal with the E-waste management issues. However the reporthighlights that instead of being a developed country Australia does not contribute significantly inthe waste management. There are policies like National Waste Policy and NCRTS that have beenbringing positive changes but the country has to go a long way I order to achieve a sustainableand effective electronic waste management system. The ethical problems related to the electronicwaste management and Australia’s participation has also been discussed. Finally the reportsuggests few recommendations that might be applied as effective strategies to enhance thesituation.Keywords: Australia, Waste Management, Government policies, Ethics, Responsibility.
WASTE MANAGEMENTTable of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................4E-waste statistics in Australia..........................................................................................................5Role of Australia in E-waste management......................................................................................6Australian Waste Policy..............................................................................................................6Product Stewardship Act.............................................................................................................7Mandatory Framework................................................................................................................8Co-regulatory Framework.......................................................................................................8Voluntary Framework..............................................................................................................8National Recycling Scheme (NCTRS)............................................................................................8The problems with NCTRS...........................................................................................................10Australian E-waste system Evaluation..........................................................................................11Ethics in Electronic Waste.............................................................................................................11Ethical solution......................................................................................................................12Recommendations..........................................................................................................................123-R.............................................................................................................................................12EPR or Extended Producer Responsibility................................................................................13Responsibility of the Citizen.....................................................................................................13Basel Action Network................................................................................................................13Conclusion.....................................................................................................................................13
WASTE MANAGEMENTReference.......................................................................................................................................14
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