The Third NIES Workshop on E-waste
The Third NIES Workshop on E-waste

November 18 (Fri.), 2006:  13:00-18:40
Venue and Seating capacity
Tsukuba international congress center (EPOCHAL Tsukuba)
 17th Conference room 406
 18th Conference room 202
Entrance fee
Free of charge

1. Background
Many Asian countries have faced increasing waste generation accompanied with rapid economic growth and this resulted in increasing transboundary movement of recyclable resources. Electrical and electronic waste, i.e. E-waste has been greatly concerned both by researchers and policy makers due to its serious environmental pollution. Many issues have been raised associated with E-waste cycles, like as an inappropriate way of recycling, the increase both in domestic generation and international trade of E-waste, and insufficient disposal facilities or enforcement of regulations.
The promotion of 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in each country and the international flow of goods and materials were discussed at the Ministerial Conference on the 3R Initiative that was held in Tokyo in April 2005. The Secretariat of the Basel Convention has launched the project "Environmentally sound management of E-waste in Asia-Pacific" since 2005, encompassing the survey of E-waste Inventory, which Japanese Ministry of the Environment provides with financial and technical support.

NIES has organized two E-waste Workshops. In the past workshops in 2004 and 2005, we have shared the knowledge of current status of E-waste issues at national, regional and international levels, and discussed the future tasks for the promotion of 3Rs of E-waste.

At the Third NIES Workshop on E-waste on November 17-18 in 2006, we will focus on the several important aspects of E-waste such as Toxic and Resource Potentials, Inventories, Reuse and EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility). In order to understand the current regional and global issues of E-waste, and to seek appropriate 3R policies, we organize this workshop to exchange the latest information.

The purpose of this workshop is to promote the information exchange between experts, and strive to find out a solution for E-waste issues. We’re looking forward to your participation.
2. Language
3. Contact
Participants other than speakers need the registration.
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4. Side Events
NIES will also organize the "Workshop on Material Flows and Environmental Impacts associated with Massive Consumption of Natural Resources and Products" on November 17th (9:30 to 17:00) at Convention Hall 200 of Epochal Tsukuba. See:
5. Programe (Tentative)

17th November
12:30 Registration
Opening address Dr. Ryutaro Otsuka
(NIES, Japan)
Session 1 Measuring both Toxic Potentials and Resource Potentials of E-wastes and How to use them for Sustainable E-waste Cycles
13:20-16:20 Behavior and control of brominated flame retardants and related chemicals at an electronics recycling plant Dr. Hidetaka Takigami (NIES, Japan), Yasuhiro Hirai, Shin-ichi Sakai (Kyoto Univ., Japan)
Toxic chemicals emitted from improper recycling of e-waste and their potential health effects Prof. Dr. Ming Hung Wong (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR)
Measuring the Resource Potentials of E-wastes Dr. Shinsuke Murakami (NIES, Japan)
Case study of metal contents in e-wastes -Analysis of 100 parts in a personal computer- Dr. Tomoko Shirahase, Akiko Kida (NIES, Japan)
Trade in Recyclable Materials and Recycling Subsidies: from the viewpoint of theoretical economics Dr. Keisaku Higashida (Yokohama City Univ.)
Short Summary
16:20-16:40 Coffee Break
Session 2 E-waste Inventory in Asia (1)
16:40-18:40 E-waste Inventory in Japan and other Asia Dr. Atsushi Terazono (NIES, Japan)
Survey on personnel computer reclaiming system and its statues in China Dr. Zhenqing Sun, Dr. Bin Liu (Tsinghua Univ., China)
E-waste inventory in Vietnam and its management Dr. Huynh Trung Hai (Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam)
Preliminary Identification of E-waste Flow in Indonesia and its Hazard Characteristics Prof. Dr. Enri Damanhuri (Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia)
18th November
Session 3 E-waste Inventory in Asia (2)
9:00-10:40 E-waste inventory in Thailand Ms. Teeraporn Wiriwutikorn (Pollution Control Department, Thailand)
E-waste inventory in Malaysia Ms. Marina P. N. Yong (Perunding Good Earth Sdn Bhd, Malaysia)
E-waste inventory project for four countries in Asia Mr. Takahiro Hasegawa (Min of the Environment, Japan)
Short Summary
Session 4 Regional and Global Issues in Reuse of Used Electronic Appliances
  Material flow of used PC in Japan and reuse situations in other Asian countries Dr. Aya Yoshida (NIES, Japan) , Mr. Michikazu Kojima (IDE/JETRO, Japan)
Current situation of reusing used PC in Thailand Mr. So Sasaki (JSPS & Hokkaido Univ., Japan)
Lunch Break
Session 4 Contd. Regional and Global Issues in Reuse of Used Electronic Appliances
13:00-14:00 PC Reuse in Western countries Mr. Willie Beuth (3p Consortium for Sustainable Management, Germany)
Short Summary
Coffee Break
Panel Discussion EPR toward the environmentally sound management of E-waste in Asia
14:20-16:20 Chair: Dr. Shinsuke Murakami (NIES, Japan)
 Dr. Naoko Tojo (Lund Univ., Sweden)
 Dr. In-Suk Kim (LG Environmental Strategy Institute, Korea) &
 Ms. Yu-Jeong Kim (Korea Institute for Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Korea)
 Mr. Koji Yamaguchi (Sincere Corp., Japan)
 Dr. Rie Murakami (NIES, Japan)
Closing Session
16:20-16:40 Summary of the workshop Dr. Atsushi Terazono (NIES, Japan)
Closing remarks Dr. Yuichi Moriguchi (NIES, Japan)

6 Location

Tsukuba international congress center (EPOCHAL Tsukuba)
Address: 2-20-3, Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0032, Japan
Tel. +81-29-861-0001
Fax +81-29-861-1209
Access to EPOCHAL Tsukuba
From Tsukuba Sta. (A3 Exit) of Tsukuba Express (TX) line: 10min on foot

From Tsukuba Bus Center: 10min on foot