IT Waste Management in Canada: From Cost Recovery to Resource Conservation?

5 Canadian Journal of Law and Technology 59

14 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2013

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Meinhard Doelle

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law; Dalhousie University - Marine and Environmental Law Institute; World Maritime University (WMU)

Date Written: October 1, 2006

Abstract

Over the past century, with significant increases in volume of waste generated, municipalities have taken over primary responsibility for solid waste management, initially mainly for aesthetic and sanitary reasons. Environmental considerations only relatively recently factored into waste management strategies, particularly in North America. This article explores the implications of a growing component of waste generated in Canada, waste from electronic equipment such as computers, televisions, and cell phones.

Keywords: electronic waste, waste reduction, product stewardship, extended producer responsibility, IT waste

Suggested Citation

Doelle, Meinhard, IT Waste Management in Canada: From Cost Recovery to Resource Conservation? (October 1, 2006). 5 Canadian Journal of Law and Technology 59, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2339050

Meinhard Doelle (Contact Author)

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