E-waste is a term used for various waste electrical and electronic equipment such as used TV sets, personal computers, air conditioners, mobile phones, refrigerators etc. E-waste contains scarce metal resources; however, it also contains hazardous substances: lead, cadmium and mercury. Recently, in Asian countries such as China, the Philippines and Vietnam, e-waste generation is increasing due to economic development, and informal recycling of e-waste has been a major concern for environmental pollution and health damage.
The National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) has organized international workshops on e-waste since 2004. In the past 6 workshops, together with Asian and other countries’ experts, we have shared information on various topics, such as e-waste inventory, resource recovery and toxic potentials, transboundary movement, reuse and extended producer responsibilities, and discussed the current status and issues of e-waste.
The 7th E-waste workshop, will include 15 speakers/discussers from 8 Asian countries, and will focus on three issues: (1) E-waste recycling and treatment processes, (2) Environment and human health impacts of informal recycling of E-waste, (3) Proper collection, reuse and recycling and regulatory framework development of e-waste. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss what kinds of countermeasures and policy interventions are necessary for environmental sound e-waste management.
We are looking forward to your participation in the workshop!
|Date||October 19(Tue), 2010|
|Venue||Conference Room (Climate Change Research Hall, 1st Floor)
at the National Institute for Environmental Studies (16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba)
|Organizer||National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)|
|Registration||Participants other than speakers are required to pre-register.
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The 5th workshop on “Improvement of solid waste management and reduction of GHG emission in Asia (SWGA)”
Oct. 21-22 at NIES
|9:45-12:00||Session 1 “Classification of E-waste Processing Technology in Selected Asian Countries”
Aya YOSHIDA (NIES)
|13:00-15:00||Session 2 “Toxicity of E-waste Recycling”
Hidetaka TAKIGAMI, Natsuko KAJIWARA (NIES), Tetsuro AGUSA (Shimane Univ., Japan)
|15:15-17:15||Session 3 “E-waste Inventory and Appropriate Management Policy of E-waste”
Atsushi TERAZONO (NIES,)