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Key issue: Who is responsible for e-waste management?

Following is a review of the most salient information from Chapter 5 of the book Displacing Place, edited by Sharon Kleinman. It is written by Julie Newman and titled “Displacing Place with Obsolete Information and Communication Technologies.” The focus is on e-waste management.


 Author’s Main Point: Waste-management needs to be considered as part of the life-cycle of a product. When e-waste gets thrown away, the “away” should be considered.

“Until waste production is recognized as a cultural component of a system, the current trend of consumption will continue to displace the center of responsibility from the producer to the disposer. .. [Therefore,] We need to develop a consumer model that favors environmental and human health in all places.” (p. 87) (more…)


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