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E-waste management: UUM students awareness of smartphone recycling

Abdullah, Firdaus and Zulhumadi, Faisal (2015) E-waste management: UUM students awareness of smartphone recycling. In: Symposium on Technology Management and Logistics (STMLGoGreen), 8-9 December 2015, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Millions of smartphones reach the end of their lives each year, making their responsible management an urgent environmental goal.Cell phone waste will continue to be growing problem as more devices are produced roughly 1.5 billion cell phones were sold worldwide in 2011 alone.The fastest growing segment of this market is smartphones, which grew 62.7% from 2010 to 2011 and now account for nearly a third (32%) of all handsets (IDC2012;Canalys 2012). This study will focused on the ways of UUM students dispose their old smartphone.They are some effect will occur when students not dispose their smartphone in correct manner.These device are tremendous waste challenge because smartphone users replace handsets after an average of only 2 years (Entner 2011; Singhal 2005; Google 2012) and they contain toxic materials.Besides that, the awareness of proper waste management of smartphone will realize the students about the important to dispose their smartphone in the right way without give bad effect to environment and human. From this study also, we are able to know the methods for proper treatment like recycling. This methods is help to reduce the negative effect to environment and human.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 9789670910178 Organized By: School Of Technology Management & Logistics, Universiti Utara Malaysia. Collaboration With: Pusat Kerjasama Universiti-Industri Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-waste management, waste of smartphone, awareness, recycling.
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Mr. Faisal Zulhumadi
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2016 06:39
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2016 06:39
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/19260

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