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Environ Sci Technol. 2012 Oct 16;46(20):10861-7. doi: 10.1021/es303166s. Epub 2012 Oct 3.

E-waste recycling: where does it go from here?

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State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences , Guangzhou 510640, China.

Abstract

E-waste recycling has become a hotly debated global issue. This study, using China as a case study, analyzes the environmental, economic, and social implications of e-waste recycling in the developing world. More practical approaches, taking into account local economic and social conditions and the principles of Extended Producer Responsibility, are recommended to alleviate the increasing environmental disruption from improper e-waste disposal.

PMID:
22998401
DOI:
10.1021/es303166s
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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