E-waste recycling in China: Environmental problem or Economic benefit?
Volume 37, Issue 119, Pages 267-282
AbstractThe amount of electronic waste has increased rapidly because of increased consumption and production of electrical and electronic equipment in the world. This study examines the situation of e-waste recycling in China. It also explores if e-waste recycling causes more environmental damage than economic benefit for China. This study examines the effective legislation of import e-waste to China. This study advances our understanding of e-waste and China. The present study was dependent on grey literature and policy documents. I then analyse these documents by using thematic analysis.
The findings from the research show that e-waste recycling in China has caused environmental problems in two sectors: formal and informal. This happens because the formal and informal sectors do not properly deal with e-waste properly. However, e-waste recycling in China achieves economic profit in the informal sector.
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