International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Electronics & Communication Engineering | Tanzania | Volume 7 Issue 11, November 2018

Assessment of Challenges Affecting Management of Electronic Waste (E- Waste) in Tanzania: A Case of Tanzania Postal Corporation (TPC)

Abel John Seenga

Abstract: This study assessed the challenges affecting management of electronic waste (E- waste) in Tanzania, especially in postal industry so as to make workable recommendations for enhancing management of electronic waste. Specifically, the study focused at studying the roles management system, technological advancement, financial capacity and staff competence on management of e- waste at the Postal industry. A cross-section research design was applied and questionnaires were used to collect data. Descriptive as well as regression were used to analyze data. The analysis revealed that though there is a significant correlation between independent variable (technological, financial, management system and staff competence) in enhancing e-waste management but further the analysis showed that postal industry faces different challenges to realize efficient e-waste management. Firstly, on management challenges, the study recognized that there is no effective communication among staff on e- waste management, the management does not provide adequate chance to share knowledge, and also there is no clear direction toward e-waste management. On technological challenges, the study revealed that postal industry lacks efficient recycling facilities; there are no good infrastructures for controlling e-waste disposal. On case of financial ability, the study revealed that postal industry encounters with limited budget set on e-waste management and furthermore, the allocated budget is not also utilized efficiently. Moreover, the study showed that staff lacks incentives to stimulate accountability on e-waste management. The study generally, recommends for authorities involved to re-evaluating the approaches applied in dealing with e-waste in a collaborative manner by involving key Stakeholders.

Keywords: Electronic waste, e-waste management

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 11, November 2018,

Pages: 286 - 290

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