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Analysis of Mobile Phone e-Waste Management for Developing Countries: A Case of Uganda

  • Julianne Sansa-Otim
  • Philip Lutaaya
  • Tom Kamya
  • Stephen Mutaawe Lubega
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 119)

Abstract

Although considerable efforts are being made by many Governments and other entities in tackling waste-related problems, there are still major gaps to be filled in this area. The current practices of e-waste management in Uganda suffer from a number of problems such as informal recycling, inadequate legislation, lack of awareness from the stakeholders and limited government efforts. In addition to these e-waste management challenges, this paper also discusses the strategies to address this emerging problem in Uganda, considering related efforts in some regions such as Asia-Pacific, Europe and elsewhere in Africa. The paper mainly focuses on Mobile phone e-waste, with emphasis on safe disposal and recycling strategies.

Keywords

mobile phone e-waste mobile phone e-waste management strategy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julianne Sansa-Otim
    • 1
  • Philip Lutaaya
    • 1
  • Tom Kamya
    • 1
  • Stephen Mutaawe Lubega
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Networks, School of Computing & Informatics TechnologyMakerere UniversityKampalaUganda

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