Some may ask the broader question about whether government, the private sector, or some amalgamation of the two is responsible for handling our electronic waste. That answer is up to policymakers and industry to decide. Today, it’s mostly up to businesses to curb e-waste.
As the topic of electronic waste gains more and more momentum in the world press, we see more photos of junk heaps and dumping grounds full of e-waste. Often with corporate logos prominently displayed or with investigative reporters singling out businesses or brands in their broadcasts. This, among other pressures, has caused most large corporations to institute protocols and procedures for e-waste handling.