Toward Australia's Sustainable E-waste Management

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Australians generate 140,000 tonnes of e-waste annually, only 4% of which is recycled. The majority of e-waste ends up in landfills, posing risks to human health and the environment. This project will study two important aspects of e-waste: collection and recycling capacity planning. The former aims to promote e-waste collection by studying how to influence consumer behaviour in recycling (e.g., using social networking). The latter aims to study the optimal adoption of technologies for effective and ecological recycling of e-waste, including the new microfactories concept developed at UNSW. The research outcomes can improve operational and strategic decisions underpinning sustainability initiatives.

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Supervisory team
Chung-Li
Tseng

Business School
Information Systems and Technology Management
Sam
Kirshner

Business School
Information Systems and Technology Management
Veena
Sahajwalla

Science
Materials Science and Engineering
c.tseng@unsw.edu.au

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