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Skräpet som ingen vill ha? Dumpning av elektroniskt avfall i utvecklingsländer. Mänskliga rättigheter, miljö och ansvar

Roos, Annalotta LU (2011) MRSK30 20111
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
Every year, 300-400 million tons of toxic waste is produced worldwide. The UN estimates that electronic waste amounts to between 20 to 50 million tons, of which only 10 percent is recycled. Much of the electronic waste is exported from industrialized countries to less developed countries. It ends up in central refuse disposal plants where it will burned to recover the valuable metals. This harms the environment, and affects people. Much of the electronic waste is illegally transported.
The postcolonial theory applies to the problem as it is described in the essay. A division between “us” and “the others” appears in the context of waste dumping, where these classifications are marked as superior and inferior.
The UN and EU have developed... (More)
Every year, 300-400 million tons of toxic waste is produced worldwide. The UN estimates that electronic waste amounts to between 20 to 50 million tons, of which only 10 percent is recycled. Much of the electronic waste is exported from industrialized countries to less developed countries. It ends up in central refuse disposal plants where it will burned to recover the valuable metals. This harms the environment, and affects people. Much of the electronic waste is illegally transported.
The postcolonial theory applies to the problem as it is described in the essay. A division between “us” and “the others” appears in the context of waste dumping, where these classifications are marked as superior and inferior.
The UN and EU have developed conventions and directives for performing treatment of electronic waste using environment-friendly methods. The question is if these instruments make someone responsible. UN and EU conventions and directives are deficient and consequently unsustainable in practice, but they are instruments that try to solve the problem. Several parties are involved in the problem, which means that everyone must contribute to be part of the solution. (Less)
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author
Roos, Annalotta LU
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organization
course
MRSK30 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
postkolonialt förtryck, miljö, mänskliga rättigheter, dumpning, elektroniskt avfall
language
Swedish
id
1971873
date added to LUP
2011-06-29 10:44:05
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2014-09-04 08:27:52
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  abstract     = {Every year, 300-400 million tons of toxic waste is produced worldwide. The UN estimates that electronic waste amounts to between 20 to 50 million tons, of which only 10 percent is recycled. Much of the electronic waste is exported from industrialized countries to less developed countries. It ends up in central refuse disposal plants where it will burned to recover the valuable metals. This harms the environment, and affects people. Much of the electronic waste is illegally transported.
The postcolonial theory applies to the problem as it is described in the essay. A division between “us” and “the others” appears in the context of waste dumping, where these classifications are marked as superior and inferior.
The UN and EU have developed conventions and directives for performing treatment of electronic waste using environment-friendly methods. The question is if these instruments make someone responsible. UN and EU conventions and directives are deficient and consequently unsustainable in practice, but they are instruments that try to solve the problem. Several parties are involved in the problem, which means that everyone must contribute to be part of the solution.},
  author       = {Roos, Annalotta},
  keyword      = {postkolonialt förtryck,miljö,mänskliga rättigheter,dumpning,elektroniskt avfall},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Skräpet som ingen vill ha? Dumpning av elektroniskt avfall i utvecklingsländer. Mänskliga rättigheter, miljö och ansvar},
  year         = {2011},
}