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Extended producer responsibility scheme for mobile phone waste : the case of Bandung City, Indonesia

Wijayanti, P. (2022) Extended producer responsibility scheme for mobile phone waste : the case of Bandung City, Indonesia.

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Abstract:Bandung City has a high population, which generates a high amount of electronic waste (e-waste) containing precious and hazardous materials. Due to a low recycling rate and improper e-waste management, an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) has become a potential solution, but it needs the integration of stakeholders. The stakeholders seem to have different perspectives. Thus, this research aims to find preferable EPR instruments based on the stakeholders' perspectives (e.g., producers, consumers, recyclers, and the government) and design a desirable EPR scheme. This research focused on mobile phone waste due to the highest type of e-waste generated in Bandung City. The major finding is that most raw materials are imported. None of the recycled materials from legal recyclers returned to the production process. From the consumer side, most of them store their used mobile phone at home. All stakeholders agreed that EPR significantly contributed to the proper mobile phone waste management. Based on the availability of resources and ease of implementation, most stakeholders prefer take-back requirements as an EPR instrument. Consumers could drop their mobile phone waste at drop boxes provided directly by producers or indirectly by other stakeholders. Additionally, the stakeholders' role should be clearly defined to implement take-back requirements.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:02 science and culture in general, 43 environmental science, 70 social sciences in general
Programme:Environmental and Energy Management MSc (69319)
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