Transnational Trafficking of Hazardous Waste from Developed to Developing Nations: Policies and Recommendations

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Title: Transnational Trafficking of Hazardous Waste from Developed to Developing Nations: Policies and Recommendations
Authors: MacLeod, Melissa A.
Date: 2013-01
Abstract: Transnational trafficking of e-waste has become a rising problem over time as the amount of waste produced in developed countries increases. Over time, the focus has moved from traditional industrial waste disposal to e-waste disposal. This acceptance of hazardous waste often leads to adverse health effects in the importing nation. As a case study, the history, consequences, current policies, and recommendations for hazardous waste trafficking are considered in the context of West Africa. Following the analysis, it is clear that despite strong policies on the importers part, there are confounding factors, such as economic expansion and corruption, which continue to drive the import of e-waste. Therefore, the recommendations are addressed to exporting nations which generally have well-developed economies, political systems, and technology thus increasing the likelihood of control over the situation.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/34393
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18192/riss-ijhs.v3i1.1447
CollectionRevue interdisciplinaire des sciences de la santé // Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences
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