An investigation into electronic waste management a case study of Nairobi’s cbd and Dandora dumping site
E-waste is a popular informal name for electronic products nearing the end of their useful life. E-waste is considered dangerous as certain components of some electronic products contain materials that are hazardous depending on their conditions and safety. The hazardous contents in these materials pose a threat to human health and environment. This research project is a study on e-waste management in the Nairobi's CBD.lt looks at the present e-waste management practices, if any, in the city. E-waste management like other SWM is one of the major responsibilities of local government the world over. The responsibility is complex and depends very much on organization and cooperation between households, private enterprises and the municipal authorities. Successful e- waste management depend largely on wise identification and application of appropriate technology solutions in its collection at generation point, transfer, recycling, and disposal E-waste management is an essential public service that benefits all the rural and urban residents. Although there is inadequate infrastructure dealing generally with SWM service delivery in the country, limited finances, inadequate storage and collection equipment, poor institutional management, lack of community participation and awareness are some of other problems. Existing disposal methods that are used to dispose of solid wastes and their application to e-waste are also explored. The study also evaluates the problems of E-waste management and what constitutes E-waste. The literature lists and explains the several activities that are involved in SWM and application of these activities in E- waste management. The provisions of the Basel Convention and their application on E- waste management is also brought on fore.
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