The guests and participants with ERDB Director Maria Lourdes G. Ferrer and the THWRDEC staff during the “Technical Seminar on E-waste and their Proper Management“ held on October 20, 2022 at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife (NAPWC), Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) in Quezon City.

In support of THWRDEC’s mandate on the management of toxic and hazardous waste including e-waste and coinciding with the celebration of International E-waste Day, the center spearheaded a seminar titled “Technical Seminar on E-waste and their Proper Management”.

The activity was held on October 20, 2022 at Tamaraw Hall, Bulwagang Ninoy, Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife (NAPWC), Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB).

It has been undertaken as part of the Center’s communication strategies to help increase awareness of the proper management of toxic and hazardous waste including e-waste.

Moreover, policies related to the management of e-waste vis-a-vis the Center’s mandate have been discussed.

A total of 33 participants comprising 18 males and 15 females from different DENR offices i.e. DENR-NCR, EMB-NCR, MEO-West, MEO-East, MEO-North, MEO-South, BMB, academe, business establishment/private sector, NGOs and LGUs attended the event.

ERDB Director Maria Lourdes G. Ferrer graced the event and shared concepts/ideas regarding issues on proper management of e-waste.

On the other hand, Engr. Mary Joy Q. Reginio, EMS II of DENR-EMB and the principal resource person during the seminar discussed the categories of e-waste, generations of e-waste under two categories, the advancement in technology and its effects on human health and the environment.

Significantly, two (2) policies related to e-waste, Republic Act (RA) 9003 also known as the “Ecological Solid Waste Management Act 2000” and Republic Act (RA) 6969 also known as “Toxic Substances & Hazardous & Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990” were given emphasis.

By the end of the discussion, the participants had learned crucial information on e-waste management. As a result, they shared their experiences and discussed the initiatives by private entities regarding the management of e-waste. Elisa B. Malihan/ Lara S. Fajardo, THWRDEC

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