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

August 06, 2015



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. The e-waste quandary is also due to the increasing “market penetration” in developing countries, “replacement market” in developed countries and “high obsolescence rate”. 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


SCHEDULE

Course Duration:

Date: August 5-7, 2015

Venue: CSE, 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi -110062

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM daily

Course fee: 10,000 (Note: Accommodation can be arranged nearby the training centre, would incur extra charges)

Last Date for Applying: July 30, 2015

For Registration kindly contact: swati@cseindia.org

OPEN FOR ALL
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.

 

COURSE CONTACT
Swati Singh Sambyal, Senior Research Associate,
Industry & Environment Unit
Centre for Science and Environment
41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062
Ph: 91-11-2995 5124 / 6110 (Ext. 251); Fax: 91-11-2995 5879
Mobile: +91 9910496283
Email: swati@cseindia.org