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
Date Written: October 1, 2006
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
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