Welcome to International Network for Natural Sciences | INNSpub

Electronic waste management of undergraduate students – The Case of a Philippine Sectarian University

Research Paper | August 1, 2017

| Download 26

Monica Antolo, Louisse Marielle Concemino, Vanessa Yvonne Emano, Cherray Gabrielle Macabecha, Angelruss Marie Monreal, Van Ryan Kristopher R. Galarpe

Key Words:

J. Bio. Env. Sci.11( 2), 70-77, August 2017


JBES 2017 [Generate Certificate]


Electronic waste (e-waste) refers to defective or obsolete electronic appliance and devices. This study was conducted to determine the knowledge, disposal method, recycling options, and alternative handling of e-waste among undergraduate students in a sectarian university in Cagayan, Philippines. A total of 150 respondents, with age range of 16-26 years old were randomly chosen to answer the survey. The results showed that each student owns at least one (1) unit of each electronic product classification and more than half of the respondents(55%) do not have appropriate knowledge about e-waste. The 59% of the respondents disposed e-waste through recycling facilities whereas 41% practiced appropriately recycling. Overall surveyed respondents were willing to segregate their e-waste through recycling facilities.


Copyright © 2017
By Authors and International Network for
Natural Sciences (INNSPUB)
This article is published under the terms of the Creative
Commons Attribution Liscense 4.0

Electronic waste management of undergraduate students – The Case of a Philippine Sectarian University

Bertram M, Graedel TE, Rechberger H, Spatari S. 2002. The contemporary European copper cycle: waste management subsystem. Ecological Economics 42(1), 43-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0921-8009(02)00100-3.

Chatterjee S, Kumar K. 2009. Effective electronic waste management and recycling process involving formal and non-formal sectors. International Journal of Physical Sciences 4(13), 893-905.

Chibunna J B, Siwar C, Begum R A, Mohamed A F. 2010. Awareness towards E-waste Management: A case study of UKM Malaysia. Journal of Solid Waste Technology & Management, 36(1).

Franklin K. 2011. E-waste Awareness and Practices among Wisconsin Businesses and Institutions. University of Wisconsin System Solid Waste Research Program.

Galarpe VRK, Parilla RB. 2014.Opportunities and Threats to Adjacent Community in a Sanitary Landfill, Philippines. EnvironmentAsia, 7(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.14456/ea.2014.15.

Gopalan R. 2000. A study of the performance of the Indian IT sector. Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development.California Global Corporate Accountability Project.

Gurauskienė I. 2008. The Behaviour of Consumers as One of the Most Important Factors in E-waste Problem. Environmental Research, Engineering and Management 4(46), 56-65.

Kalana JA. 2010. Electrical and electronic waste management practice by households in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. International Journal of Environmental Sciences 1(2), 132-144.

Kang HY, Schoenung JM. 2005. Electronic waste recycling: A review of US infrastructure and technology options. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 45(4), 368-400. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2005.06.001.

Lara ER, De la Rosa JR, Castillo AIR, de Jesús Cerino-Córdova F, Chuken UJL, Delgadillo SSF,  Rivas-García P. 2017. A comprehensive hazardous waste management program in a Chemistry School at a Mexican university. Journal of Cleaner Production, 142, 1486-1491. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.11.158

Licy CD, Raghavan V, Kamath S. 2013. Awareness, Attitude and Practice of School Students towards Household Waste Management. Journal of Environment, 2(6), 147-150.

Manalac SM. 2011. Electronic waste: a threat in the future. Environmental Engineering, University of the Philippines, Diliman, University of the Philippines, Extension Program in Pampanga, 045-5992794.

Namias J. 2013. The Future of Electronic Waste Recycling in the United States: Obstacles and Domestic Solutions (Doctoral dissertation, Columbia University).

Nnorom IC, Osibanjo O. 2008. Electronic waste (e-waste): material flows and management practices in Nigeria. Waste Management 28, 1472- 1479. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2007.06.012

Peralta GL, Fontanos PM. 2006. E-waste issues and measures in the Philippines. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management 8(1), 34-39. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10163-005-0142-5

Popescu ML. 2015. Waste electrical and electronic equipment management in Romania. Harmonizing national environmental law with the UE legislation. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 188, 264-269. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.03.389

Rani B, Singh U, Maheshwari R, Chauhan AK. 2012. Perils of electronic waste: issues and management strategies. Journal of Advanced Scientific Research 3(1), 17-21.

Ritu S, Shalini A. 2013.Knowledge of E-Waste among Young Adults. International Journal of Engineering Science Invention 2(7), 39-41.

Sindhu V, Kumar S, Laxmi V.  2013. Analysis of Extracting Plastic Material from E-Waste. IJMRS’S International Journal of Engineering Sciences.

U.S. EPA. 2011. Electronics Waste Management in the United States Through 2009.

Wang F, Kuehr R, Ahlquist D, Li J. 2013.E-waste in China–a country report.

Wilson G T, Smalley G, Suckling JR, Lilley D, Lee J, Mawle R. 2017. The hibernating mobile phone: Dead storage as a barrier to efficient electronic waste recovery. Waste Management. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2016.12.023

Yusof MBM, Muslan Z, Shah GL. 2011.Consumers E-Waste Management in Malaysia-A Case Study of Mobile Phone. Seminar Penyelidikan Kejuruteraan Awam-National Seminar on Civil Engineering Research, 722-727.