E Waste Management

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E-Waste Management in Pakistan Zaigham Abbas Technical Officer (Chemicals) Ministry of Environment Government of Pakistan Regional Workshop on WEEE/E-Waste Management, 6 - 9 July 2010, Osaka, Japan 1 INTRODUCTION OF ORGANIZATION Ministry of Environment is responsible for National Environment Policy, Planning and International Environment Coordination. 2 PAKISTAN: STATUS OF ENVIRONMENT  Constitution of the Pakistan Environmental Protection Council (PEPC) headed by the Prime Minister of Pakistan is the highest forum responsible for strategic policy decision in environment and sustainable development Establishment of Federal & Provincial Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA), Enacted the Pakistan Environmental Protection Act 1997.…show more content…
,141,542 18,347,366 18,468,208 18,584,409 18,718,419 18,847,315 16,192,927 16,223,201 12,771,203 34,506,557 63,159,857 88,019,812 94,342,030 95,547,285 95,783,638 95,908,277 95,918,729 96,709,585 97,579,940 95,409,354 96,231,229 SCO Cellular Subscribers are 285,072 Note: Including AJK & NAs 16 CELLULAR SUBSCRIBERS CELLULAR MOBILE DENSITY Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 July - 2009 Aug - 2009 Sep - 2009 Oct - 2009 Nov - 2009 Dec - 2009 Jan - 2010 Feb - 2010 Mobile Density 0.22 0.52 1.16 1.61 3.29 8.30 22.21 39.94 54.60 58.20 58.50 58.50 58.60 58.60 59.03 59.60 58.20 58.70 17 Note: Including AJK & NAs NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS              Ministry of Environment Electronics Manufactures Association Karachi New Allied Electronics Industry (Pvt) Limited/Karachi Federal and provincial EPAs Federal Board of Revenue Ministry of Commerce Ministry of Information Technology Pak Telecommunication limited (Ptcl) Pakistan Telecommunication Authority Mobile Zone Mobilink U-fone Paktel 18 19 20 Challenges of E-Waste          21 Lack of Awareness regarding E-Wastes Inadequate regulatory measures, inadequate strategies and weak implementation of law Lack of Technical Expertise in this area Lack of coordination among different Stakeholders and Ministries / Departments Lack of system to regulate the import of refurbished computers The E-waste issue so far has received little attention from government and non-government environmental
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