Waste electric equipments and electronic products (as so called e-waste) has been a public difficulty that obsesses human development nowadays. On the one hand, e-waste contains a lot of harmful substances to human body and the environment, which, if disposed improperly, may seriously threat human health and safety, or even cause unrecoverable ecological disaster. On the other hand, e-waste is special solid waste with high potential value. Its regeneration is a win-win manner for both resource economization and environment protection. But this is restricted by investment, technology and policies. In recent year, as the development of update and scrap of electronic products, e-waste domestically is not only widespread but also difficult in control.
The complexity of public issues is always out of capacity of independent resolution of government or the market. Normal form of “new control” is taking use of application and combination of government tools to solve public issues in new age. This thesis, embarking from the government responsibility angle, is carding the recovery processing status and issues of e-waste in Hangzhou city. Based on the investigation and comparation of government measures for e-waste in developed countries, this thesis is emphasizes on selection and application of government tools for e-waste control by use of public management theories such as public management, government tools and government regulations, as well as on-site investigation manner, combining with ?the internal special situation, and put forward a preliminary imagine of e-waste recovery system of “fixed quota system, multi-variant recovery, centralized disposition and long-acting management”, in hope of providing some valuable study results for e-waste control and local government decision in China.