The Department of Environmental Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), in partnership with the Pakistan Academy of Environmental Sciences and Pak-EPA, jointly organized the “International Conference on Waste Business and Management.” \
The primary aim of this conference was to explore innovative waste management strategies, cutting-edge technologies, methodologies, and practices that have the potential to revolutionize waste management systems and contribute to a cleaner and greener environment.
Dr. Muhammad Bashir Khan, Member Technical at the Environmental Protection Tribunal, graced the conference as the Chief Guest. During his address to the audience, he emphasized the critical issue of waste production in Pakistan. The country currently generates approximately 48.5 million tons of solid waste annually, including organic, hazardous, and electronic waste.
Dr. Khan expressed concern over Pakistan becoming a dumping ground for electronic waste and called for a paradigm shift in how we view and manage this waste.
He highlighted the opportunities it presents, such as composting, e-waste recovery, and plastic recycling.