An overview of ICT waste management: Suggestions of best practices from developed countries to developing nations (Nigeria)

Ajiboye Mayowa Adeola, Marini Othman

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Abstract

As newer technology consistently emerge from day to day and more ICT equipment are been produced, people hunger and thirst for better ICT product, there arise a neglected part of the side effect of these product known generally as ICT waste. This side effect of advance in technology has been neglected especially by developing nations and it requires urgent attention in other to save space, lives, ecology and the environment. Technology and ecology should be in harmony. This paper aims to discuss categories of e-waste, reasons for increase in ICT waste, negative effects of e-waste and e-waste drivers. In order to fulfill this aim, comparatives study of two countries that have good waste management practice was done. From the comparative study, lessons were learnt from both countries, issues in ICT waste management was coined and suggestions were given to developing nations on ways to improve their e-waste management practices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 7th International Conference on Networked Computing, INC2011
Pages109-115
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2011
Event7th International Conference on Networked Computing, INC2011 - Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 26 Sep 201128 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - 7th International Conference on Networked Computing, INC2011

Other

Other7th International Conference on Networked Computing, INC2011
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityGumi, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Period26/09/1128/09/11

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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Adeola, A. M., & Othman, M. (2011). An overview of ICT waste management: Suggestions of best practices from developed countries to developing nations (Nigeria). In Proceedings - 7th International Conference on Networked Computing, INC2011 (pp. 109-115). [6058955] (Proceedings - 7th International Conference on Networked Computing, INC2011).