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Sustainable E-waste Management: Using the FSSD in a Case study at NUR
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Engineering.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis explores how to apply an approach of strategic sustainable development to e-waste management through a case study at the National University of Rwanda (NUR). Interviews and surveys were conducted, and workshops and presentations were hosted during a site visit to NUR. No e-waste management system is in place in Rwanda, while the country is working to increase ICT capacity. At NUR, awareness of e-waste challenges is low, and management currently consists of storage and limited low-tech pre-processing. Suggested actions were prioritized and delivered to NUR in an action plan under three project categories: project core, e-waste management, and e-waste education and research with the aim of establishing a pilot project of e-waste management to make NUR an e-waste leader. A Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development was used to ensure e-waste is managed in a strategic way that leads to an e-waste management approach that could exist in a sustainable society. This research concludes that strategic sustainable e-waste management is possible at NUR and presents six theme areas to guide the development of an e-waste project with a systems perspective.

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2010. , 105 p.
Keyword [en]
Rwanda, Electronic Waste, Strategic Sustainable Development, Backcasting, Sustainability
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-2481Local ID: diva2:829759
Educational program
SLASL (Master programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
Life Earth Science
Available from: 2015-04-22 Created: 2010-06-15 Last updated: 2015-11-09Bibliographically approved

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