26 November 2017
Component of e-Waste Launch Ceremony, e-Waste Sustainable Management Awareness Symposium to Hold

The launch ceremony of Component of e-Waste— of the Medical and Electronic Waste Management Project— and the Awareness Symposium on Sustainable Management of e-Waste will be held on November 26 in Cairo, under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment (MOE) and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), within the framework of their efforts to protect the environment and human health.

The event will be attended by the ICT Minister Yasser ElKady and the Minister of Environment Khaled Fahmy, who will deliver opening remarks. This is in addition to senior official representing national and international organizations participating in implementing the Project.

The Project aims to protect human health and the environment from unintentional releases of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) originating from incineration and open burning of health care- and e-waste. The project is implemented by MOE in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and under the technical supervision of the Waste Management Regulatory Authority (WMRA).

The Symposium aims to introduce e-waste management practices in Egypt and their impacts on health and environment, and raise awareness about classification and methods of safe disposal of electronic waste, and legal procedures and environmental and health requirements for the management of hazardous wastes.
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