Webinar: Addressing the Challenge of E-Waste Management in the Global South - EPR Frameworks

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Wed, Oct 11 2023
Africa/Lagos: 9:00 - 10:30am
Europe/Berlin: 10:00 - 11:30am
Asia/Kuala_Lumpur: 4:00 - 5:30pm
Event format:

virtual

ONLINE EVENT

Electronics

On the occasion of the International Day of E-waste, this webinar focuses on the challenges of e-waste management in developing countries, and it showcases good practices of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) frameworks to overcome these obstacles.

Speakers: 

  1. E-waste Producer Responsibility Organisation Nigeria (EPRON): Ibukun Faluyi (Executive Secretary) - Nigeria is one of the leading importers of electrical and electronic equipment on the African continent, processing over half a million tons of discarded electronics each year. EPRON was founded in March 2018 and it is the first Producer Responsibility Organisation for electronic waste in Nigeria.

  2. Landbell GreenForest Solutions (India): Preeti Tiwari (Head of Business Development EPR) and Saurabh Shah (Managing Director) - Landbell offers Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) services and environmental compliance for plastic waste, e-waste and waste batteries to brands in India. The Landbell Group started as a waste management company in Germany and today is one of the largest international EPR service providers with more than 30 successfully operating EPR schemes in 14 countries.

Objectives:  

This webinar will serve as a platform to foster knowledge exchange, promote dialogues, and identify practical solutions to address the e-waste challenges in the Global South. By coming together and sharing experiences, expertise, and resources, we can pave the way for a more sustainable future, protecting our environment and ensuring a better quality of life for all. 

The webinar's main objectives are as follows: 

  1. Raise awareness about the significance of effective e-waste management and the global implications of inadequate disposal practices. 

  1. Understand the unique challenges that developing countries encounter in managing e-waste responsibly. 

  1. Explore the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), and its potential and limitations to transform e-waste management in developing countries. 

  1. Identify successful EPR implementation models and good practices from both developed and developing countries to provide insights for future initiatives. 

  1. Encourage collaboration and knowledge sharing among stakeholders, including governments, industries, civil society, and consumers, to build a sustainable e-waste management ecosystem.