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Disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment: A household survey of past behaviors and future preferences in Thailand

Manomaivibool, Panate LU and Vassanadumrongdee, Sujitra (2011) In Preprint without journal information
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Households play a crucial role in the management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). As waste generators, their decisions at the point of disposal hold a key to a success of WEEE collection. This article presents main findings from a national survey in Thailand about the reported disposal behaviors in the past and the stated disposal preferences in the future. The survey covered ten product categories: refrigerators, air conditioners, televisions, personal computers, desktop printers, digital cameras, portable media players, mobile phones, fluorescent lamps, and batteries. These products were listed as priority products in the WEEE strategy of the Thai government. The analysis tested the relationships between the past... (More)
Households play a crucial role in the management of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). As waste generators, their decisions at the point of disposal hold a key to a success of WEEE collection. This article presents main findings from a national survey in Thailand about the reported disposal behaviors in the past and the stated disposal preferences in the future. The survey covered ten product categories: refrigerators, air conditioners, televisions, personal computers, desktop printers, digital cameras, portable media players, mobile phones, fluorescent lamps, and batteries. These products were listed as priority products in the WEEE strategy of the Thai government. The analysis tested the relationships between the past behaviors and the future preferences. It also examined the influences of other factors such as the general awareness of the WEEE problem, the knowledge about local sorting initiatives, the possession of products, the distance to the hypothetical municipal collection site, the ownership of vehicles, and demographic characteristics of the households. The results are discussed from the perspective of the future management of WEEE in developing countries with policy recommendations on information campaigns and different types of collection. (Less)
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electronic waste, obsolescence, end-of-life management, waste collection, recycling
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Manne Siegbahn Institute
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  author       = {Manomaivibool, Panate and Vassanadumrongdee, Sujitra},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {17},
  publisher    = {Manne Siegbahn Institute},
  series       = {Preprint without journal information},
  title        = {Disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment: A household survey of past behaviors and future preferences in Thailand},
  year         = {2011},
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