Environmental risk:the impact of the UK WEEE regulation – an incentive to change occupational practice?

Stowell, Alison (2013) Environmental risk:the impact of the UK WEEE regulation – an incentive to change occupational practice? Meiji Business Review, 60 (4). pp. 107-121.

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Abstract

The focus of this short paper is to provide an insight into environmental pollution caused by occupational practices associated with recycling computers. The article examines the impact that the UK Environmental Policy, Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulation has had on three organisations involved in computer recycling services. Evidence gained from the field research highlights how compliance with the Regulation gives little motivation to encourage a change in practice that takes into account environmental risks. In the following discussion we show how government intervention may reduce risks to the natural environment but in reality the application of 'best practice' still presents hidden dangers.

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Journal Article
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Meiji Business Review
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27 Jun 2014 10:55
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