About the Event

E-Waste World Conference & Expo returns on 30 November – 1 December 2022 – bigger and better than ever before and with a brand-new home at the Frankfurt Messe, Germany.

This physical two-day international five-stream conference and free-to-attend exhibition will showcase the latest recycling technologies, materials-recovery solutions, circular electronics innovations, sustainable materials, non-toxic substitutes, and end-of-life strategies for electronic waste, including electric vehicle batteries and photovoltaics, as well as the regulatory and business models to help reduce the environmental impact of all forms of consumer and industrial e-waste.

Following the success of the November 2019 launch in Frankfurt, 2020 online Virtual Summit, and the 2021 in-person live event, this year’s edition will once again adopt an holistic approach to tackling e-waste in all its forms as well as the solutions to the global e-waste crisis. We will bring together more than 85 globally renowned expert speakers from consumer and industrial electronics manufacturers and the supply chain, e-waste recyclers and waste management companies, recycling technology manufacturers, materials recovery experts, the electronics re-use, remanufacturing and refurbishment sectors, the electric vehicle battery sector (manufacturers, recyclers and raw materials recovery), specialists in sustainable materials and chemicals suppliers, science, academia, policy-makers, NGOs, research institutions and consultants.

This will be the only opportunity in 2021 for the global e-waste community to meet face-to-face so we look forward to welcoming you to Frankfurt!

E-Waste Continues To Be A Global Concern

  • A record 53.6 million metric tons of e-waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 9.2 million metric tons​ in just five years, according to the Global Global E-waste Monitor 2020. That is predicted to increase to 74 million metric tons by 2030, almost doubling from the 2014 total
  • This growing amount of e-waste is mainly fueled by higher consumption rates of electric and electronic equipment, shorter life-cycles, and few repair options. This needs to change. Similarly, recycling activities are simply not keeping pace with the global growth of WEEE
  • The fate of 82.6% (44.3 million metric tons) of e-waste generated in 2019 is uncertain – deadly toxins such as arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, chromium, polybrominated flame retardants, barium and lithium, to name a few, causing massive environmental and human harm. A total of 50 tons of mercury and 71 kilo tons of brominated flame retardant plastics are found in globally undocumented flows of e-waste every year
  • Containing high-value and scarce materials such as gold, platinum, cobalt and rare earths, the economic value of electronic waste produced in 2019 year is equal to approximately US$57 billion. By improving e-waste collection and recycling practises worldwide, a considerable amount of secondary raw materials – precious, critical, and non-critical – could
    be made readily available to re-enter the manufacturing process while reducing the continuous extraction of new materials
  • European electric vehicle ownership could jump from around 2 million today to 40 million by 2030. Market analysts predict a potential 12-fold increase in the value of the global lithium recycling industry over next decade, to more than US$18bn by 2030
  • There could be 60 million tonnes of photovoltaic panels lying in landfills by 2050. Yet 96% of the materials in a PV panel can be recycled, which is a potential material influx that could produce 2 billion new panels worth US$15 billion

Why Attend?

Come and listen to more than 85 leading international experts deliver presentations covering the electronics and electric vehicle battery industry, e-waste and Lithium-ion battery sector. Hear specialists from the recycling technology manufacturers, electronics re-use and ITAD industry, raw materials suppliers, NGOs and leading research organizations.

Be an intrinsic part of the conference and shape the debate – our lively panel discussions and engaging expert panelists will help you build on what you already know as well as need to know, make connections, gain skills and insights, and be part of the debate surrounding the global e-waste crisis, with insightful Q&A sessions and the deep community exchanges that you’ve come to expect from E-Waste World Conference & Expo.

Knowledge and transfer – E-Waste World Conference & Expo provides a unique platform to learn about new technical developments, state-of-the-art interventions, international research and to interact with leading executives in sustainability, technology and engineering, researchers and other professionals and stakeholders. If there is something specific that you want to know, there are many opportunities for you to get the answers you seek.

Network with a truly global audience – nothing beats a real life, face-to face meet-up and we will connect you with new colleagues from all over the world and allow you to catch up with old acquaintances. It’s not just about you meeting the right people – it’s also about the right people meeting you.

Visit the exhibition hall – more than 50 exhibitors will take part in the free-to-attend exhibitor showcase where you can find the latest solutions and innovations that will help you increase the sustainability of your products, recover more value from electronic waste, create a more circular economy, and ultimately lead to reducing harmful WEEE in the environment.

Exchange knowledge and network with more than 600 sustainability leaders from some of the world’s largest international organizations.

Close the loop and create a circular economy with new and future recycling technologies, closed-loop materials recovery solutions, more recyclable materials and stay ahead of industry regulations with strategies to collect and re-use e-waste in all its guises.

Industries Attending Include:

Consumer Electronics Manufacturers & Suppliers

Industrial Electronics Manufacturers & Suppliers

Waste Management & Recycling Companies

Recycling Technology Manufacturers

Raw Material Suppliers

Electric Vehicle Manufacturers

PV Manufacturers & Suppliers

Battery Manufacturers & Suppliers

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