E-waste is a critical waste issue not only because of the escalating volumes but also due to presence of several toxic and allergenic metals for example lead, cadmium, beryllium, brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and polychlorinated biphenyls. The concerns in India are heightened due to rudimentary and environmentally unsafe recycling practices in the informal sector which leads to massive pollution and toxic releases. Workers involved in dismantling and recycling operations are exposed to various kinds of hazards. To address some of these issues, E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011, were notified by the Ministry of Environment and Forest in 2011, which came into effect from May 1, 2012.
Post rules, there has been some change in the recycling market. Currently, there are more than 100 collection/dismantling/
In the above context, Toxics Link in collaboration with Cividep feels the need to facilitate discussion among e waste processing units and experts to understand the occupational and health safety norms and procedures followed. It will provide a platform to all participants for a healthy discussion, knowledge sharing so as to find a way forward in trying to implement environmental safeguards but still maintain occupational safety in the recycling business.
VENUE: Maple, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi
TIME: 9.30 am - 2 pm
A mail will be sent to confirm participation.