IPC India Member Webinar

E – Waste Recycle & Management in India – Sustainable way
Friday April 16, 2021
4 PM – 5 PM

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• 4.00 PM:
Welcome by Gaurab Majumdar, Executive Director, IPC India.
• 4.05 PM:
“Policies Driving Ecodesign in Electronics” by Dr. Kelly Scanlon, Director of Environment, Health and Safety Policy & Research, IPC – USA.
• 4:20 PM:
Key Note Presentation on “E Waste Recycle & Management in India – Sustainable way” by Dr. Sandip Chatterjee, Director & Scientist, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.
• 4.50 PM:
Q&A Session & wrap up.

As per UN’s Global E-waste Monitor 2020, record 53.6 million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21% percent in just five years. The report also predicts that global e-waste will reach 74 Mt by 2030. This makes e-waste the world’s fastest-growing domestic waste stream, fueled mainly by higher consumption rates of electric and electronic equipment, short life-cycles, and few options for repair. Only 17.4 per cent of 2019’s e-waste was collected and recycled. According to the report, Asia generated the greatest volume of e-waste in 2019 – 24.9 Mt, followed by the America (13.1 Mt), Europe (12 Mt), Africa (2.9 Mt), and and Oceania (0.7 Mt).

India is the fastest growing economy, wherein electronics play the key driver. The rapid innovation in technology has resulted in improved electronic products, besides faster obsolescence of old products, thereby creating unmanageable volume of electronic waste (e-waste). E-waste when dumped in landfill impacts the human and environmental health. Besides, recycling of e-waste in informal sector by unscientific means also creates significant damage.

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt of India has taken the initiative to create awareness on the ill effect of e-waste recycling in informal sector and suggesting the best practices on alternative safe methods for environment friendly disposal of e-waste. There is a responsibility and immense potential in augmenting e-waste recycling through various initiatives in the country. However, lots of ground has to be covered through awareness, standards, skill development, capacity creation and introduction of indigenous technology, while adopting adequate safety measures in the informal sector. IPC India and Members have a collective role in the sustainable initiative.

Operators, technicians, professionals & Managers involved in electronics design/manufacturing/supply chain, including R&D Institutes/Govt Agencies/NGOs.

About The Presenters

Dr. Kelly Scanlon

Kelly Scanlon leads IPC’s advocacy efforts as the association’s director of environment, health and safety (EHS) policy and research. She works on IPC’s Global Government Relations team in Washington, DC. There, she coordinates with IPC’s North American and European Government Relations Committees and the Environment and Health Strategic Management Team to develop robust policy and research agendas. Kelly has more than 20 years of experience as a public health scientist supporting academic and government institutions. Before joining IPC in 2019, Kelly supported the Chemical and Material Risk Management Program within the U.S. Department of Defense. She has her doctorate and a master’s degree both in public health and she is a certified industrial hygienist.

Dr. Sandip Chatterjee

Dr. Sandip Chatterjee, Scientist, Director & Head of the Department of Electronics Materials & Component Development Division, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, is engaged in implementing R&D projects on electronics material, components.

He is Master in Science (Physics) from University of Calcutta and Doctorate from University of Delhi, India for successful completion of Research work on the materials of rare earth oxides and rare earth oxysulfide phosphors from National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India. Phosphor, luminescent material applied in display devices like picture tube, flat panel, fluorescent tube, x-ray intensifier screen were his interest area. During his research career, he had published more than 10 research articles in International/ National journals.

He is the nodal officer in the Ministry for developing Recycling technologies of Electronic Waste management and successfully completed 5 projects till technology demonstration stages. His work has been recognised and thereby received President’s award from Hon’ble Former President of India in 2014. He had published more than 70 research articles in reputed journals, 2 patents and 2 books from international publishers, viz., Electronics Waste Management: An India Perspective” by international publisher Lambert Academic Publishing Co, Germany and a chapter on “Sustainable Recycling Technology for Electronic Waste”, of the book “Sustainability in the Mineral and Energy Sectors”, published by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, USA, September 8, 2016.

Dr. Chatterjee has also rich working experience in electronic component industry for 5 years (1995-2000) at M/s. JCT Electronics, Vadodara, Gujarat, India, a colour picture- manufacturing company. Design, R&D, new product development, indigenization, process improvements etc. was his prime responsibility.

Presently, he is engaged in creating Centre of Excellences (CoEs) in the areas of lithium ion battery, e-waste recycling technology, additive manufacturing technology for electronics components, low cost power pack for mobile industry, silicon photonics, Quantum Materials etc. for creating ecosystem of indigenously developed technologies for Indian manufacturers.

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