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The producer’s role in managing used mobile phones: the case of China

Huang, Zhen LU (2009) IMEN56 20091
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
This thesis explores China’s policies on and practice of e-waste management, especially in the case of used mobile phones, by applying the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). It aims to paint the picture of current policies and implementation pertaining to e-waste management in China, focusing particularly on producer responsibility and on a selected product group (mobile phones). It also aims to look at the possibilities and challenges to improve the system by applying EPR in China’s e-waste management policy system. In order to achieve the objectives, the analytical framework used focuses on the three types of responsibility in EPR programs – physical, financial and informative. Two perspectives are relied on to review... (More)
This thesis explores China’s policies on and practice of e-waste management, especially in the case of used mobile phones, by applying the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). It aims to paint the picture of current policies and implementation pertaining to e-waste management in China, focusing particularly on producer responsibility and on a selected product group (mobile phones). It also aims to look at the possibilities and challenges to improve the system by applying EPR in China’s e-waste management policy system. In order to achieve the objectives, the analytical framework used focuses on the three types of responsibility in EPR programs – physical, financial and informative. Two perspectives are relied on to review China’s current situation – policy and practice. On the policy side, through literature review and policy review, current policies pertaining to e-waste management in China are summarized. From the practical perspective, an empirical case in managing used mobile phones is presented, mainly through interviewing.
With the help of the analytical framework, the picture of China’s current policies on managing e-waste, particularly used mobile phones, is drawn. Based on it, the challenges and opportunities for China to involve producers in used mobile phone management are identified. In response to these, recommendations on improving China’s EPR programs in managing WEEE, particularly used mobile phones, are given. (Less)
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author
Huang, Zhen LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN56 20091
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
used mobile phones, extended producer responsibility (EPR), e-waste management policy, China
report number
2009:14
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
1511127
date added to LUP
2009-11-26 14:33:51
date last changed
2010-02-18 17:04:36
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  abstract     = {This thesis explores China’s policies on and practice of e-waste management, especially in the case of used mobile phones, by applying the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). It aims to paint the picture of current policies and implementation pertaining to e-waste management in China, focusing particularly on producer responsibility and on a selected product group (mobile phones). It also aims to look at the possibilities and challenges to improve the system by applying EPR in China’s e-waste management policy system. In order to achieve the objectives, the analytical framework used focuses on the three types of responsibility in EPR programs – physical, financial and informative. Two perspectives are relied on to review China’s current situation – policy and practice. On the policy side, through literature review and policy review, current policies pertaining to e-waste management in China are summarized. From the practical perspective, an empirical case in managing used mobile phones is presented, mainly through interviewing.
With the help of the analytical framework, the picture of China’s current policies on managing e-waste, particularly used mobile phones, is drawn. Based on it, the challenges and opportunities for China to involve producers in used mobile phone management are identified. In response to these, recommendations on improving China’s EPR programs in managing WEEE, particularly used mobile phones, are given.},
  author       = {Huang, Zhen},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {used mobile phones,extended producer responsibility (EPR),e-waste management policy,China},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The producer’s role in managing used mobile phones: the case of China},
  year         = {2009},
}