The7th NIES Workshop on E-waste First Announcement

The7th NIES Workshop on E-waste First Announcement


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)
Language English
Participation Fee Free
Registration Participants other than speakers are required to pre-register.
Send your name, affiliation, and contact address (Mailing address, E-mail, TEL and FAX) to or FAX (+81-29-850-2931)
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Tentative Program

October 19th
Opening Remarks
9:45-12:00 Session 1 “Classification of E-waste Processing Technology in Selected Asian Countries”

Nguyen Duc QUANG (Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam)
Le Thanh SANG (Southern Institute of Sustainable Development, Vietnam)
Florencio C. BALLESTEROS, Jr. (Univ. of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines)

Discusser (candidate):
Xuefeng WEN (Ministry of Environmental Protection, China),
Abdul Malek ZANARIAH (National Solid Waste Management Department, Malaysia)

12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Session 2 “Toxicity of E-waste Recycling”

Hidetaka TAKIGAMI, Natsuko KAJIWARA (NIES), Tetsuro AGUSA (Shimane Univ., Japan)
Nguyen Minh TUE, Shin TAKAHASHI (Ehime Univ., Japan)
Xia HUO (Shantou University Medical College, China)
Jingwei WANG (Shanghai Second Polytechnic University, China)

Discusser (candidate):
Cao The HA (Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam) ,
Bulgamaa DENSAMBUU (Mongolian Society for Range Management, Mongolia)

15:00-15:15 Coffee break
15:15-17:15 Session 3 “E-waste Inventory and Appropriate Management Policy of E-waste”

So-young KIM (Kyoto Univ., Japan)
Sujitra VASSANADUMRONGDEE (Chulalongkorn Univ., Thailand)

Discusser (candidate):
Dong-Hoon LEE (University of Seoul, South Korea),
Komsilp WANG-YAO (King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand)

17:15-17:50 Overall Discussion
17:50 Closing remarks
18:00-20:00 Reception

Secretariat/Organizer of the E-waste WS

Dr. A. Yoshida , Dr A. Terazono, Mr. K. Takahata, Ms. K. Sato, Ms. M. Watanabe
International Material Cycles Section, Research Center for Material Cycles and Waste Management, NIES
TEL: +81-29-850-2985 FAX: +81-29-850-2931

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