Assessment of Factors Leading to Poor Electronics Waste Management in Arusha City, Tanzania

Koka, Rehema Elias (2017) Assessment of Factors Leading to Poor Electronics Waste Management in Arusha City, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

[img] PDF - Submitted Version
Download (543kB)

Abstract

The study sought out to examine factors leading to poor electronic waste management in Arusha City, Tanzania. The study was guided by four objectives: to analyze the influence of policies and regulations on e-waste management, explain the influence of e-waste handling technology on e-waste management, to analyze the influence of human and financial resources on e-waste management, and explain the role of e-waste disposal education on e- waste management so as to suggest best approaches that will safeguard health of human beings and environment. The sample size constituted of 120 respondents, where by 40 respondents were Government and private Institutions, 40 respondents were Electrical and Electric Equipment artisans and 40 respondents were ordinary residents (households).The study used survey design. The questionnaire was the main instruments for data collection. Statistical Package for Social scientists (SPSS Version 22) was used to analyze data. The study reveals that poor enforcement of policy and regulations, lack of technology, absence of human and financial resources and lack of awareness on the importance of proper management of e-waste affects the management of e-waste in the study area. The study recommends that e-waste should be sorted to ensure that they are not mixed with other wastes, policy and regulation regarding e-waste management should be enforced. The government should guide citizens to control quality of electronic products during importation and ensure that education and training should be given to the community and all stakeholders on the effects of e-waste products. Also ewaste recycling industries should be established and lastly but not least every stakeholder should set a budget which will be used to finance the e-waste management activities.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > Waste management
Divisions: Faculty of Sciences Technology and Environmental Studies > Department of Environmental Studies
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2018 12:43
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2018 12:43
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1990

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item