Electronic Waste (e-waste) has become the fastest growing municipal waste stream in recent year. To address this issue, a number of e-waste bills have been introduced, such as in the U.S., the E.U., Japan and China. These bills aim to provide financial guarantee for proper post-use treatment of e-waste as well as to motivate more environmentally friendly product design. However, many practical implementations of e-waste bills fall short of these policy goals due to the conflict of interest of the various stakeholders involved. In this talk, Gui will discuss the use cooperative game theory to align stakeholder incentives and to develop implementation strategies of e-waste bills that is both cost efficient and environmentally effective. Based on this discussion, Gui will highlight the importance of taking into account operational factors in e-waste policy making.

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