Electronic Waste Management Practices and Its Extent of Implementation: A Case of an Academic Institution
The increase of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) electronic wastes and electronic products depends on the technology upgrading and obsolescence rates in the equipment. It can be assumed that the disposal of electronic equipment is driven by the productionofnewtechnologicaldevelopment. This descriptive study assessed the electronic waste management practices and extent of implementation of e-waste management. Dataon the practices one-waste disposal was collected using a researcher-mad equestionnaire, with Southern Leyte State University (SLSU) end-users of ICT serving as respondents. Findings showed that e- waste management was practiced only by a few and that processing techniques were only partially implemented. This revelation strengthens the need to implement the best practices and processing techniques in the handling and disposal of electronics waste.
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