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Characterization of e-waste: an inventory from households and the recycling sector in south eastern Nigeria

O.J. Okorhi, E.E. Okereka, E.I. Igbinoba, A.N. Nd-Ezuma

Abstract


This paper presents an inventory of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and opportunities for the recycling sector in South Eastern Nigeria. The outcomes reveals that there are about 128 types of WEEE which fell into ten distinct groups. This proffers stakeholders, more especially the regulatory agencies, with a guide in predicting seasonally generated WEEE as well as appropriate approaches adopted as sustainable management strategies.

Keywords: Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), Used electrical and electronic equipment (UEEE), South Eastern Nigeria




http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jasem.v22i1.27
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