International Journal of Innovative Research and Knowledge


Volume-5 Issue-12, December 2020




Title: INFLUENCE OF FINANCE SCHEMES IN ELECTRONIC-WASTE DISPOSAL STRATEGIES BY UTILITY COMPANIES IN KENYA

Author: Daniel Wakaba Kiniti, Dr. Daniel Mungai Wanyoike & Dr. Joel Koima

ABSTRACT

The Electronics industry is the largest and fastest growing enterprise globally generating huge amounts of electronic waste (e-waste) throughout the world. The waste has hazardous components with negative consequences to the environment and human health. E-waste management is not yet well researched in Kenya considering the unique needs of the under developed world. The regulations adequacy has been questionable with incidents of industrial poisoning and explosions. Examples include Uhuru Owino Village lead battery exposures and the subsequent children lead poisoning at Mombasa in year 2012. This study addressed e-waste disposal issues in utility firms in the context of Kenya in an economic perspective and also the associated environmental challenges. Utility firms are large generators of e-waste. The study focused on various factors including Finance Schemes. The research was a survey design. A random sample of 290 respondents was drawn from employees in the firms.  Data analysis comprised of descriptive statistics and inferential statistics using regression models. Results revealed that Finance scheme influenced 46.2 % of e-waste disposal practices which increased to 47.2% with regulations enforcement moderator. The results will assist policy makers in drafting fact-based policies, environment managers in creation of green jobs and organizational strategy formulation in waste management.


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IJIRK DESCRIPTION

ISSN: 2213-1356

Publisher: Scholar Touch Publishers

Area/Scope: Business, Economics & Management; Social Science, Literature, Arts & Humanities; Engineering & Technology; Life Science & Physical Science, Health & Medical Science

Frequency: Monthly

Format: Online & Print

Language: English

Review Process: Double Blinded

Access: Open Access