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A Study of E-Waste Management Programs: a Comparative Analysis Of Switzerland And Ontario

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posted on 23.05.2021, 13:31 authored by Tatyana Dashkova
Electronic waste (e-waste) is being generated around the globe at a high rate. High market penetration of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and the fast development of more innovative designs by producers and manufacturers on a regular basis make the current electrical and electronic equipment obsolete faster than before, which contributes towards the generation of more e-waste. To combat the issue, e-waste management programs are being developed, implemented, or evaluated in many jurisdictions around the world. Ontario is one of the jurisdictions that have taken initiatives and implemented an e-waste management program to address the rising quantity of e-waste. This thesis evaluates the Ontario's e-waste management program by using Logical Framework Approach (LFA) as an evaluation framework, and focusing on the criteria for a normative e-waste management program. It utilizes the Swiss e-waste management program as a case study to provide a comparative analysis, and extract valuable lessons through the application of the lesson-drawing approach that can be applied to improve the effectiveness of the implemented e-waste management program in Ontario.

History

Language

eng

Degree

Master of Applied Science

Program

Environmental Applied Science and Management

Granting Institution

Ryerson University Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

Thesis

Thesis Advisor

Michal Bardecki