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9DT - eWaste: Home

What is e-waste and how does it affect people and the environment?


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Global e-waste generated:

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eWaste generated by countries:

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Top factors impacting world e-Waste management market

Online encyclopaedias:


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Examples include:

It is best to access these articles from the Online encyclopaedias page through the Hale portal. Ready made citations are available.


Blood, Sweat and Luxuries - The group is off to Ghana to mine one of our oldest and most precious luxuries, gold, but they also discover the impact of one of Africa's newest imports, e-waste.


"Waste Not" is a film about where your garbage goes, who sorts it for you, and what it is worth if it isn't just tossed into landfill. It's easier and cheaper to retrieve gold from old computers for instance, than to dig it up. Organics can be used to create fertiliser and green electricity and yet each Australian sends half a tonne of food waste to landfill each year where it is contaminated with chemicals and e-waste. We recycle only 50% of all our waste.

Online databases:

A online collection of magazine and newspaper articles as well as interview transcripts, images and videos. You can sort your results by publication, full text versions and even date. Online databases are available through the portal and many require specific login details. Articles can be read aloud to you as you read the text.

Suggested articles would include:

World-first e-waste micro-factory launched at UNSW, NSW.

Who is responsible for the proper disposal of hazardous electronic waste: producer, consumer or some other entity entirely? Companies are asking their customers what they want to see and customers are eagerly providing feedback. Though this isn’t entirely a new concept, the extent to which consumers are getting involved in the production process has greatly increased. Companies are producing excessive amounts of electronic goods, continually updating and upgrading their products, but it is the consumers who demand this constant innovation. In short, there isn’t really one party at fault when it comes to e-waste.

 From "The Blame Game"

Who is responsible for the proper disposal of hazardous electronic waste: producer, consumer or some other entity entirely?
100% Producers: 432 votes (55.6%)
100% Consumers: 39 votes (5.02%)
100% Government and official agencies: 87 votes (11.2%)
Shared equally amongst the 3 groups: 219 votes (28.19%)
Total Votes: 777

From Cradle to Cradle - How Old Electronics Become New Again:

e-Waste Life Cycle Analysis

The Story of Stuff

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Reference Generator

It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards.

A sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on this page would look like:

Behind the News 2018, War on e-Waste - Behind the News, online video, 31 July, viewed 27 August 2019, <>.

Electronic waste 2019. Britannica School. Retrieved 27 August 2019, from

Kallen, SA 2018, Trashing the planet : examining our global garbage glut, Twenty-First Century Books, Minneapolis, USA.

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