Frontiers and prospects for recycling Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in Nigeria

  • O.J. Okorhi
  • E.E. Okereka
  • C.O. Akhimie
  • K.K. Enekwenchi
Keywords: Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), e-waste, Recycling

Abstract

This paper reviews the frontlines and projections for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in Nigeria. The paper identified the sources of WEEE, showed chemical characterization of some WEEE components and presented measures to minimize these wastes through recycling opportunities. It highlighted the perspective of WEEE trails and key reasons attributed to its generation. The potentials for innovation in WEEE recycling were further discussed in line with elements of sustainability and policy directions were proffered.

Keywords: Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE); e-waste; Recycling

Published
2018-02-16
Section
Articles

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