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Tran, CD; Salhofer, SP.
(2018): Analysis of recycling structures for e-waste in Vietnam
J MATER CYCLES WASTE. 2018; 20(1): 110-126. FullText FullText_BOKU

E-waste management in Vietnam poses real challenges such as the lack of specific e-waste legislation, the strong involvement of "craft villages" and the missing of monitoring data. Many issues (e.g., pollution level, generated waste, health of workers and resident living at recycling sites) lead to the limited access to these craft villages. Thus, there is no comprehensive picture on e-waste management in Vietnam available today. This research focuses on the current situation of e-waste management. Sources of e-waste, collection and treatment in Vietnam are investigated by utilizing most available sources of information (published journals, unpublished works from projects and reports from institutes, ministry) together with the interviewed data from experts, collectors, workers and especially, biggest traders in the field. Based on this information, the processes applied in Vietnam, both in the formal and informal sector, have been analyzed systematically in terms of inputs, outputs, potential emissions and related risks for workers. From these aspects, a comparison in terms of legal frameworks, collection and treatment at both formal and informal sector between Vietnam and other countries in Asian region was undertaken. Thus, major challenges of e-waste management and relatively comprehensive image of e-waste management and treatment in Vietnam have been identified.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Salhofer Stefan Petrus

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