CSE’s short-term train­ing pro­gramme on E-WASTE MAN­AGE­MENT: CHAL­LENGES, POLI­CIES AND WAY FOR­WARD

Down to Earth - - COLUMN -


` 10,000 (Note: Ac­com­mo­da­tion can be ar­ranged nearby the train­ing cen­tre,

would in­cur ex­tra charges)


Au­gust 5-7, 2015


9:00 AM to 4:30 PM daily


CSE, 38, Tugh­lak­abad In­sti­tu­tional Area,

New Delhi -110062


July 15, 2015


Con­sul­tants, E-waste re­cy­clers, man­u­fac­tur­ers, pro­duc­ers, en­trepreneurs, IT in­sti­tu­tions, NGOs, aca­demi­cians and stu­dents A cer­tifi­cate of par­tic­i­pa­tion will be awarded to all at the end of the pro­gramme.

E-waste is one of the fastest grow­ing waste streams in In­dia- with a growth rate of 10% per an­num- the gen­er­a­tion of e-waste is in­creas­ing ex­po­nen­tially ev­ery year. This can be at­trib­uted to glob­al­iza­tion of the econ­omy mak­ing elec­tronic prod­ucts an in­te­gral part of our lives. Also, In­dia’s low man­u­fac­tur­ing costs, skilled labour, raw ma­te­ri­als, avail­abil­ity of en­gi­neer­ing skills and op­por­tu­nity to meet de­mand in the pop­u­lous In­dian mar­ket have con­trib­uted sig­nif­i­cantly to fa­cil­i­tate the growth of the elec­tron­ics in­dus­try. Thus, E-waste man­age­ment has be­come an im­me­di­ate and long term con­cern as its un­reg­u­lated ac­cu­mu­la­tion and re­cy­cling can lead to ma­jor en­vi­ron­men­tal prob­lems en­dan­ger­ing hu­man health.

Cen­tre for Science and En­vi­ron­ment (CSE) rec­og­nizes this need and has de­signed hands-on three day train­ing pro­gramme on E-waste Man­age­ment from 5-7 Au­gust, 2015 at CSE, New Delhi. The pro­gramme will cover is­sues and chal­lenges, poli­cies, reg­u­la­tions, ef­fec­tive strate­gies and best prac­tices in col­lec­tion, dis­man­tling and re­cy­cling of end of life of E-waste. The pro­gramme will also fo­cus on the Ex­tended Pro­ducer Re­spon­si­bil­ity (EPR) and how can it be im­ple­mented ef­fec­tively.

The ob­jec­tive of the pro­gramme is to build a cadre of pro­fes­sion­als for ef­fi­cient E-waste man­age­ment. The pro­gramme will con­sist of lec­tures, class ex­er­cises, group work, Q&A ses­sions and field vis­its.

What par­tic­i­pants will learn?

1. In­tro­duc­tion to e-waste: en­vi­ron­men­tal and so­cial is­sues 2. Un­der­stand­ing e-waste pol­icy frame­work (ex­ist­ing and draft e-waste rules) 3. Con­cept of Ex­tended Pro­ducer Re­spon­si­bil­ity (EPR) 4. Good prac­tices and case stud­ies in col­lec­tion and re­cy­cling 5. Strat­egy for bet­ter e-waste man­age­ment

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