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Decision Factors for E-Waste in Northen Mexico: To Waste or Trade

Abstract Electronic waste (E-waste) is a concern, because of the increasing volume of materials being disposed of. There are economical, social and environmental implications derived from these materials. For example, the international trade of used computers creates jobs, but the recovery from valuable materials is technically challenging and currently there are environmental and health problems derived from inappropriate recycling practices. Forecasting the flows of used computers and e-waste materials supports the prevention of environmental impacts. However, the nature of these material flows is complex. There are technological geographical and cultural factors that affect how users purchase, store or dispose of their equipment. The result of th... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Estrada Ayub, Jesus Angel (Author) / Allenby, Braden R (Advisor) / Ramzy, Kahhat A (Advisor) / Allenby, Braden R (Advisor) / Kahhat, Ramzy A (Committee member) / Williams, Eric (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Ecology / Public policy / Cities / Computers / Ecology / E-waste / Industrial / Mexico
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 133 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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