Assessing Challenges of E-Waste Management Regulations in Tanzania; Case of Dar Es Salaam City

Luwungo, Isac (2014) Assessing Challenges of E-Waste Management Regulations in Tanzania; Case of Dar Es Salaam City. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study look at the challenges of Electronic-waste management from Regulatory Framework perspective with focus on mobile phones related wastes. E-waste management system incorporates different stakeholders throughout the entire life cycle of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) –importers/ producers, users/consumers, distributors, collectors and recyclers. The efficiency of the system depends much on the environmental awareness and effective activity of each of the stakeholders on their responsibilities under the guidance of the legislation and regulatory framework governing that particular society. Hence, efficient legislation and regulatory framework governing e-waste management is more likely to be affected by policy formulation across different stakeholders. The research study reveals initiatives taken by the government involves ratification of the international treaties, formulation of regulatory documents like National Environmental Policy, National ICT Policy (2003), Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Environmental Management Act (Cap.191) of 2004 and its regulations notably regulation on management of hazardous wastes, National Energy Policy (2003), Sustainable Industrial Development Policy (SIDP) and National Trade Policy (2003). Nevertheless, none of these Policies present clear guidelines as far as E-waste is concerned. The study results shows that Tanzania lack not only appropriate technology and knowledge for environmentally sound recycling of e-waste but also the best legislation and regulatory documents to better manage the wastes being generated. The need to have an efficient regulatory system in place for e-waste management is inevitable.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 340 Law
Divisions: Faculty of Law > Department of Constitutional and International law
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2016 07:26
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 12:15
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1514

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