E- Waste Management: An Emerging Challenge in Nepal

Authors

  • Bishnu B. Khatri Tribhuvan University (TU), Kathmandu, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/nutaj.v6i1-2.23218

Keywords:

E-waste, Management, Challenge, Nepal

Abstract

E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams, globally and volume of E-waste has been increasing day by day in developing countries, like Nepal. The aim of this paper is to assess the situation of E-waste in Nepal and its growing concerns of management. The study has utilized secondary information generated by published and unpublished documents. The paper revealed that socio-economic development and technological advancement are the main drivers of increasing trend of E-waste. The increasing trend of e-waste generation and lack legal provision in Nepal has come up as one of the major environmental problems and challenges for its proper management. Considering its adverse potential eco-toxicological impacts, the legal instrument of E-waste management is urgently needed addressing e-waste handling, storage, transportation, recycling, and final disposal.

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Author Biography

Bishnu B. Khatri, Tribhuvan University (TU), Kathmandu, Nepal

Lecturer, Central Department of Rural Development

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Published

2019-03-22

How to Cite

Khatri, B. B. (2019). E- Waste Management: An Emerging Challenge in Nepal. NUTA Journal, 6(1-2), 1–4. https://doi.org/10.3126/nutaj.v6i1-2.23218