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IJEEEE 2013 Vol.3(3): 239-243 ISSN: 2010-3654
DOI: 10.7763/IJEEEE.2013.V3.231

Study of e-Waste Management with Green ICT in Thai Higher Education Institutions

Prateep Lertchaiprasert and Panita Wannapiroon
Abstract— The purpose of this research study was to comprehend the e-Waste management with green ICT in Thai higher education institutions. The research procedure had three main steps: 1) to identify types of e-Waste in Thai higher education institutions, 2) to investigate the progress of Thailand’s Information and Communication Technology Policy for 2011 – 2020 under the strategy section 7.2 for Thai academic institutions, and 3) to study of how the e-Waste is managed and handled in Thai higher education institutions. The results of the study reveal that 1) e-Waste in institutions of Thai higher education is categorized into eight types: e-Waste came from IT and telecommunications equipment, Consumer equipment, Lighting equipment, Electrical and electronic tools, Large household appliances, Monitoring and control instruments, Small household appliances and Medical devices; 2) the progress of ICT 2020 or Smart Thailand 2020 was to clearly indicate that not all Thai higher education institutions were aware of the deployment of Thailand’s Information and Communication Technology Policy for 2011 – 2020 under the strategic section of 7.2 including its purposes and implementation; and 3) the e-Waste management was done under the principle of ICT EcoDesign following the 4Rs.

Index Terms— E-waste, e-waste management, e-waste types, 4Rs, green ICT, higher education institutions.

The authors are with Department of Information and Communication Technology for education, Faculty of Technical Education, King Mongkut‟s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand (e-mail: prateap@yahoo.com, panitaw@kmutnb.ac.th).

Cite: Prateep Lertchaiprasert and Panita Wannapiroon, " Study of e-Waste Management with Green ICT in Thai Higher Education Institutions," International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 239-243, 2013.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-3654 (Online)
Frequency: Quarterly (Since 2015)
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Lau
Abstracting/ Indexing: EBSCO, Google Scholar, Electronic Journals Library, QUALIS, ProQuest, EI (INSPEC, IET)
E-mail: ijeeee@iap.org
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