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Effective e-waste management-The role of international cooperation and fragementation

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  • Chen, Yenming
  • Wu, Tien-Hua

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E-waste problems related to trade in wastes and informal recycling in the developing countries address environmental, social, and economic effects. Moreover, given on multiple aspect considerations, it is found that currently recycling fragmentation trade presents. This paper first reviews the driving forces of international trade in wastes and characters fragmentation in recycling industry. In the premise that environments and economic/social benefits can be exchanged among countries, we offer managerial conditions on international cooperation solution that increases e-waste treatment cooperation and fragmentation and contributes to effective e-waste management.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 25902.

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Date of creation: 13 Jun 2010
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:25902

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Keywords: e-waste management; recycling fragmentation trade; international cooperation importing countries; exporting countries; environment;

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  1. Chen, Yenming & Sheu, Jiuh-Biing, 2007. "Environmental-Regulation Pricing Strategies for Green Supply Chain Management," MPRA Paper 25255, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Kei-Mu Yi, 2003. "Can Vertical Specialization Explain the Growth of World Trade?," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 111(1), pages 52-102, February.
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