Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) or E-waste is a major global environmental concern of the digital age precipitated by man’s substantial reliance on Electrical and Electronic Equipment
(EEE). E-waste contains hazardous substances like arsenic, mercury, lead, chromium etc which constitute environmental and health
hazards when exposed to humans and the environment via improper e-waste disposal. Furthermore, e-waste should be managed properly because of its long-term effects on the sustainable use of natural resources. In Nigeria, the National Environmental
(Electrical/Electronic Sector) Regulations 2011 were made to address all aspects of EEE from cradle to grave. The regulations have become
the most comprehensive legal document regulating e-waste management in Nigeria and a viable legislative framework for sustainable e-waste management in Nigeria. This paper presents an argument for sustainable e-waste management via current e-waste regulations in Nigeria and recommends a review of Nigeria’s e-waste regulations to guarantee effective EEE consumption and e-waste disposal.
Keywords: E-waste, E-waste management, Environment, Sustainable Development.