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Dr. Josh Lepawsky
Dr. Kate Parizeau (Department of Geography, University of Guelph)
Dr. Dean Bavington (Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Analysing the sustainability of electronic waste management in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
My project focuses on understanding the current electronic waste management system in Toronto, Ontario. The purpose of the study will be to explore the potential for integrating 'informal' recycling/ reuse facilities, as well as the more 'formal' recycling facilities into the electronic waste management system in the Greater Toronto Area, Canada by answering the following questions:
1) What is the structure of the electronic waste recycling/ reuse networks in Toronto?
2) How would a better integration of the 'informal' sector play a role in enhancing the sustainability of the electronic waste management system?
It is my expectation that this research will aid in better understanding of the functionality of the electronic waste management system in an urban setting.
Waste management; Electronic waste; Resource Management; Sustainability; Urban Geography