E-Waste Management in Developed Countries

The end of life of the electronic devices needs specialized handling as the products contain toxic materials. Developed countries are the most industrialized, and they have high per capita income levels. These countries have an excellent way of managing their wastes as they have a guideline that governs waste management. The countries use the extended producer concept to make laws and regulation that aid in the responsible administration of the electronic waste. People and businesses find it hard to dispose of the electronic wastes well, and this may cause significant danger to the human lives. Manufacturers in the developed countries take back items collected by the retailers’ and the local government at the end of their economic life to be able to carry out safe destruction or in some cases recovery of the materials (Garlapati, 2016, pp.874-881). Better governance will low levels of corruption, and other unethical issues have made strict adherence of the different stakeholders in the guidelines of disposal of electronic management. Failure to follow the rules and regulation guarantee many years of imprisonment or hefty fines. The levels of electronic wastes in the developed countries are low as the people population is low and the countries have already a defined information and communication technologies.

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However, despite the developed countries use of ICT in many aspects, they have favorable techniques and strategies that ensure the e-wastes do not harm the people and the global environment. Electronic wastes if not properly disposed of leads to global warming in the world. Developed countries champion the campaign against global warming hence making the world a comfortable place for the people, plants and the animals. Environmental protection campaign is led by the developed countries to enable the world to be a better place where the people and firms are accountable in their disposal of the electronic wastes not to have negative impacts on the environment.

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