TY - CHAP A1 - Florin-Constatin Mihai A2 - Maria-Grazia Gnoni ED1 - Florin-Constantin Mihai Y1 - 2016-06-29 PY - 2016 T1 - E-waste Management as a Global Challenge (Introductory Chapter) N2 - E-waste management is a serious challenge across developed, transition, and developing countries because of the consumer society and the globalization process. E-waste is a fast-growing waste stream which needs more attention of international organizations, governments, and local authorities in order to improve the current waste management practices. The book reveals the pollution side of this waste stream with critical implications on the environment and public health, and also it points out the resource side which must be further developed under the circular economy framework with respect to safety regulations. In this context, complicated patterns at the global scale emerge under legal and illegal e-waste trades. The linkages between developed and developing countries and key issues of e-waste management sector are further examined in the book. BT - E-Waste in Transition SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/64596 DO - 10.5772/64596 SN - 978-953-51-2500-6 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-08-03 ER -