Evaluating the feasibility of effective E waste management: Case study

Ignatio Madanhire, Kumbi Mugwindiri, Charles Mbohwa

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Abstract

The study investigated the prospects of improving e-waste management system. It was established that the e-waste comprised of personal computers, air conditioners, refrigerators, fluorescent lamps and old telephones handsets. Such discarded equipment was found to contain useful metals such as iron, copper and aluminum as well as ecological contaminants such as lead and mercury. The prevailing practice simply involved storage and transporting to landfill site for disposal without appropriate segregation. The existing legislation framework did not offer satisfactory enforcement effectively appropriate handling of this specific waste. An e-waste handling framework was proposed to enable separation and recovery scheme to get output secondary raw materials containing ferrous metal scrap, non-ferrous scrap, plastics, batteries and glass thereby stimulating for a possible recovery of useful materials and involving local recycling companies who can benefit from these materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages2824-2834
Number of pages11
EditionMarch
ISBN (Print)9781532359491, 9781532359514, 9781532359521
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event10th Annual International IEOM Conference, IEOM 2020 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 10 Mar 202012 Mar 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
NumberMarch
Volume0
ISSN (Electronic)2169-8767

Conference

Conference10th Annual International IEOM Conference, IEOM 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period10/03/2012/03/20

Keywords

  • E-waste
  • Efficiency
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Management
  • Recycle
  • Sustainable“

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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