Predrag Tončev – University „Union – Nikola Tesla“, School of Engineering Management, Bulevar vojvode Mišića 43, Belgrade,
Dragan Ugrinov – University „Union – Nikola Tesla“, School of Engineering Management, Bulevar vojvode Mišića 43, Belgrade,
Jalal Guider – University „Union – Nikola Tesla“, School of Engineering Management, Bulevar vojvode Mišića 43, Belgrade,




5th International Scientific-Business Conference – LIMEN 2019 – Leadership, Innovation, Management and Economics: Integrated Politics of Research – SELECTED PAPERS, Graz, Austria, December 12, 2019, published by the Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade; Printed by: SKRIPTA International, Belgrade, ISBN 978-86-80194-27-1, ISSN 2683-6149, DOI:



In recent years, increasing amount of e-waste has been a threat not only to public health but
also for the environment. The problems regarding this multipart issue in developing world are raising
community awareness and invest in infrastructure. The focus of this study is assessment of applied
integrated approach toward electronic waste management and sustainability within organisations and
to investigate if there is an environmental case for linking e-waste management with sustainable development
goals regarding pollution control.
The objectives of the article include the presentation of the current situation and the pace of sustainable
development in e-waste management, which is one of the major problems of modern civilization. The
social aspect is dominant sustainability factor in achieving balance between health and environmental
issues. The importance of social factor reflects in the level of public awareness and knowledge in this
field. The obtained results clearly indicate that developing countries lack the sustainable e-waste management
and social initiatives, thus releasing harmful substances into environment. Also, as a result of
this research there are several targets to strive for concerning EWM in developing world: (1) to connect
the community and signify the importance of saving the environment; (2) to provide environmental education
workshops for adults and teenagers. (3) to give attention that trash is valuable resource (4) to
practice the concept of „reduce, reuse, and recycle” regard decreasing health risk.



Developing countries, E-waste, Recycling.




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