There's almost no awareness about disposal of electronic waste in India. Most individuals, and even organizations, sell off their unused electronics to unauthorized electronics dealers or neighborhood waste dealers, who pass it to a dump.
Unfortunately, due to a lack of awareness and access to convenient services that allow safe disposal of these devices, electronics that could be refreshed, repaired, refurbished, resold, or recycled are ending up in landfills, causing pollution and depleting natural resources in an unsustainable manner.
Televisions, computers and other electronic items contain hazardous materials like lead, mercury and cadmium. They pose a threat to the environment if buried in a landfill.
By recycling we can avoid serious toxins, chemicals and heavy metals from going to landfill and polluting our environment.
The Times of India, in association with Exigo Recycling and supported by various civic bodies, seeks to address this issue with an interactive session involving govt. agencies, NGO and authorized recyclers & civic bodies who can shed some light on the subject.
The topics are as follows:
Registrations: 9:00 Hrs. – 9:00 Hrs
Coffee Break: 9.30 Hrs – 10.00 Hrs
SESSION : 1000 Hrs. – 13.00 Hrs.
Session Overview : What is E-waste & what are the current practices & concerns, Current Scenario of E-waste in India, Recycling Industry and what E-waste recyclers are doing, NDMC current stand on the subject & future plans on e-waste recycling, Enforcement of E-waste rules & Regulations of Industry, Collection of E-waste and the stakeholders involved.
|Session Moderator:||Miss. Urmi Goshwani, Special Correspondent, The Economic Times|
|Session - I|
|10.00 Hrs.||Key Note Address||Shri. Sanjiv Kumar, IAS, Secretary Dept. of Environment, Govt of Delhi What is E-waste & what are the current practices & concerns|
|10.15 Hrs.||Overview||Mr. Raman Sharma , Director, Exigo Recycling Current Scenario of E-waste in India|
|10.45 Hrs.||Industry Insight||Mr. Akhshat Ghiya, Co-founder & Director, KARMA Recyclers Recycling Industry and what E-waste recyclers are doing|
|11.00 Hrs.||Problem Facing||Mr. Ravi Agarwal, Director, Toxics Link Problems facing in E-waste Management|
|11.15 Hrs.||Q&A Round|
|Session - II|
|11.30 Hrs.||Special Address||Mr. O.P.Mishra, Director (IT), New Delhi Municipal Council NDMC current stand on the subject & future plans on e-waste recycling `|
|11.45 Hrs.||Policies||Shri. Sandeep Kumar Mishra, Member Secretary, DPCC Enforcement of E-waste rules & Regulations of Industry|
|11.40 Hrs.||Collection & Recycling||Shri. Satish Sinha, Associate Director, Toxics Link Difficulties & constraints in implementation of e-waste management|
|12.15 Hrs.||Q&A Round|
|CLOSING SESSION: 13.00 Hrs. – 13.15 Hrs|
|KEY FINDINGS & CONCLUDING REMARKS|
|13.15 Hrs. onwards||Networking Lunch|
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