4 Industry Focused Tracks

E-Waste World Conference & Expo will cover a number of highly targeted topics with a holistic approach to reducing the environmental impact of E-Waste. All 4 conference tracks will run in parallel for 2 days with attendees having the option to move freely between the different sessions.

E-Waste Challenges & Opportunities

As the world’s appetite for electronics continues to increase, so does the growing international crisis of managing and dealing with discarded consumer, commercial and industrial electronics. With more than 50 millions tonnes of E-Waste produced in 2018, only 20% of which is currently recycled, it’s no wonder that numerous experts have called for global action to help tackle the world’s fastest growing waste stream.

By bringing together policy-makers, environmental experts, manufacturers, waste management companies recyclers, and research organisations, we will explore the E-Waste challenges & opportunities to help create a unified global effort on tackling the issue. With more than US$62.5 billion in materials and precious metals piling up in global E-Waste, we will also be discussing the commercial opportunities, technologies and strategies to harvest and recover raw materials and move towards a circular economy, in doing so ensuring E-Waste is seen a valuable resource rather than ‘waste’.

25+ Speakers, 2-Day Conference Track

Green & Sustainable Electronics

Our second stream will focus on the latest design, materials and chemical innovations to help reduce and eliminate toxic and hazardous materials in electronics. Speakers from electronics manufacturers, materials experts and research organisations will examine the very latest and future designs to make electronics easier to disassemble, increase the use of recycled materials, eliminate single-use materials and replace toxic materials with bio-based safe alternatives to help create highly sustainable and safer solutions for the future of the electronics industry.

25+ Speakers, 2-Day Conference Track

Electric Vehicles & Battery Recycling

With figures from the International Energy Agency reporting that electric vehicle ownership could top more than 125 million vehicles by 2030, the impact of discarded batteries from electric vehicles could have enormous environmental consequences. Electric vehicle manufacturers, battery manufacturers, battery recyclers, research organisations and NGOs will come together to discuss the latest challenges for battery recycling and end-of-life solutions.

Added to this, supply of materials such as cobalt are scarcely available as well as high demand for other materials are causing price volatility. In this stream, we will also explore the latest recycling and materials recovery solutions for battery and electric vehicle manufacturers.

25+ Speakers, 2-Day Conference Track

E-Reuse

Shorter product life-times are partially responsible for rapidly growing electronic waste streams, the majority of which still goes to landfill despite heightened interest among policy-makers and increasing pressure from environmental groups. This brand-new fourth track at E-Waste World Conference & Expo will explore how ‘Reuse’ can contribute to keeping products, components and materials in the loop as part of a sustainable, effective reuse framework to prevent electronic waste. Topics covered will include – but not be limited to – the systematic and cultural barriers to reuse, right-to-repair, the EU’s Ecodesign Framework and how it impacts electronics producers and designers. We will also discuss reuse’s relationship with existing WEEE recycling, collection infrastructure, standards, refurbishment, remanufacturing, reverse logistics, data security, barriers and opportunities for reuse, modularity, and eco-efficiency of use patterns. Finally, we will deep dive into the innovative business models and strategies that have the potential to contribute to a more resource-efficient circular economy for electronics that, ultimately, could put used devices in the hands of those who need them most and prevent them from harming the environment and citizens at end-of-life.

25+ Speakers, 2-Day Conference Track

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