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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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  • Chen, Yenming & Wu, Tien-Hua, 2010. "Effective e-waste management-The role of international cooperation and fragementation," MPRA Paper 25902, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:25902
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    Keywords

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

    JEL classification:

    • F18 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Environment
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies

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