The International Institute of Waste Management (IIWM) organized a one day certificate course on “E-Waste Management” on 31st October 2017 at Bengaluru, Karnataka. The overall objective of the course was to create awareness among the E-waste recyclers, to create awareness among the industry personnel working in the field of E-waste Management, to provide hands-on learning experience, to obtain technical ‘know-how’ on the best fit technologies/practices for handling waste and on compliance with respect to environment laws and to provide interaction/networking opportunities with the sector experts to better understand the management system. This on the whole helps in skill development and enhances capacities of the sector professionals.
A total number of 31 apprentices attended the course. The faculty imparted information on E-waste processing and growth in India, health effects due to E-waste, formal E-waste processing & recycling, environmental benefits of recycling, urban mining of E-waste, procedures to apply for consents, checklist for Consent to Establish (CTE) and Consent to Operate (CTO) applications, checklist for authorized application, site inspection checklist, E-waste forms, transportation of E-waste, the new E-Waste Management Rules, 2016 and compliances, environmental sound dismantling, manifest systems and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). The classes concluded by providing key messages and recommendations and the apprentices were given opportunities to express their opinions about the programme.