%0 Journal Article
	%A Md Tasbirul Islam and  Pablo Dias and  Nazmul Huda
	%D 2018
	%J International Journal of Environmental and Ecological Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 142, 2018
	%T Comparison of E-Waste Management in Switzerland and in Australia: A Qualitative Content Analysis 
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10009626
	%V 142
	%X E-waste/Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is one of the fastest growing waste streams across the globe. This paper aims to compare the e-waste management system in Switzerland and Australia in terms of four features - legislative initiatives, disposal practice, collection and financial mechanisms. The qualitative content analysis is employed as a research method in the study. Data were collected from various published academic research papers, industry reports, and web sources. In addition, a questionnaire survey is conducted in Australia to understand the public awareness and opinions on the features. The results of the study provide valuable insights to policymakers in Australia developing better e-waste management system in conjunction with the public consensus, and the state-of-the-art operational strategies currently being practiced in Switzerland.
	%P 610 - 616