Conference on The Looming Crisis of E-waste

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Environment and Health Public Lecture Series – The Looming Crisis of E-waste

The Looming Crisis of E-waste

E-waste is emerging as a critical waste issue in India, with cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore contributing largely to the quantum of waste. Rapid change in technology, high obsolescence rate of electronics and also the import of junk for sheer economic gains are challenges that need to be taken up on priority.

According to figures, India generates 1,46,000 tonnes of e-waste per year. The issue becomes much more formidable on account of lack of proper legislations and awareness among citizens.

take action to save yamunaTo support the efforts being undertaken by Toxics Link to address the issue of safe e-waste management in India please visit:
http://www.petitiononline.com/tlewaste/petition.html

To generate awareness on this critical issue as well as facilitate information exchange among the various stakeholders, Toxics Link is designating the week of World Environment Day (June 5) as E-waste Week. As a part of this celebration, we invite you to the screening of two films and panel discussion.

FILMS

  • ‘Exporting harm: The high-tech trashing of Asia’ (duration 23 minutes) produced by Basel Action network (BAN)
  • Animation film ‘E-waste is flooding the earth’ (duration 2 minutes 12 seconds) produced by Toxics Link

The eminent panelists are:

  • Dr. Krishna Kumar, Senior Director, Department of Information Technology, Government of India
  • Ms. Ulrike Killguss, GTZ expert
    Representative of Manufacturer’s Association of Information Technology (MAIT)

The discussion will be moderated by Mr. Ravi Agarwal, Director, Toxics Link

Date: 7th June 2007, Thursday Time: 6:30 PM.

Venue: Conference Room 1, India International Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
(In collaboration with India International Centre)

RSVP: Sejuti Sarkar De
Tel: 24320711, 24328006 Email: info@toxicslink.org

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Dr. Govind Singh
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Dr. Govind Singh is an Environmentalist, Academician and Consultant based in Delhi and is the Co-Founder of Delhi Greens NGO. He holds a Master's and Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of Delhi. Dr. Govind Singh has over six years experience of teaching in the University of Delhi and over twelve years experience of working in the Environmental Sector.

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