The purpose of this study is to examine the effect on economic welfare of ratifying the Basel Ban on exports of electronic waste. Electronic waste consists of electronic products that have been retired from use. The products considered electronic waste (e-waste) in this study are Cathode ray tubes - CRTs (primarily computer monitors and television sets), Central processing units – CPUs (primarily from personal computers), and Other Electronic Waste (computer mice, keyboards, cell phones. printers, scanners, and fax machines). This paper structured the problem as a model of the market for waste disposal services. The model implies that an economy (a country) would suffer net social costs as a result of the Basel Ban.
Accounting, economic impact, electronic waste