Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) in association with Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India organized a Training Workshop on “Hazardous Waste, Batteries and E-Waste Management” in Chennai from 19 - 20 November, 2008.
Waste Management is becoming one of the key concerns of the modern world, an international issue that is intensified by the volume and complexity of waste discarded by domestic and industrial activity. Environment Protection and its preservation is today the major issue all over the world.
With growing consumption of IT and electronics products in the country, the need for management of e-waste is being increasingly felt. The e-waste inventory based on this obsolescence rate in India for the year 2006 has been estimated to be 1,50,000 tonnes which is expected to exceed 8,00,000 tonnes by 2012.
Increasing consumption of lead acid batteries & generation of hazardous materials from Chemical fertilizers, pharmaceutical, galvanization, electroplating, tanneries, textiles and other process industries is a major environmental and health concern. It is needless to emphasize the impact of hazards associated with improper recycling of these hazardous materials.
The objective of two day training programme cum conference was to increase general awareness, development of hazardous waste, batteries and E-waste recycling industry, impart knowledge & skills leading to better management of hazardous eventualities and regulatory compliance.