The need to stem the tide of e-waste will be in the spotlight at the World Electronics Forum next month when two global circular economy experts present a masterclass in tackling this growing issue.
WEF2019 Conference convenor Donald Kay said that the disposal of e-waste was both a risk-prone and an expensive headache, with over 50 millions tonnes of electronic waste valued at US $62.5 billion discarded globally every year
"The circular economy focus on recycle, reuse and repair is sweeping the globe as countries search for better solutions," Mr Kay said.
"It is imperative for the electronics industry itself to lead the change. We have a unique opportunity at the World Electronics Forum to learn from highly regarded industry experts in the area of e-waste and sustainability."
Professor Rose Read, CEO of the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council and Adjunct Professor with the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology, and John Gertsakis, Director and Co-Founder, Ewaste Watch Institute, have been invited by the South Australian Government agency Green Industries SA.
"John will speak about 'Electronics in a Circular Economy' while both John and Rose will present the Masterclass, 'Circular Design for Electronics'," Mr Kay said.
"These two experts are passionate about moving from a waste management and disposal paradigm to a more sustainable model. EIDA is proud to be able to bring this workshop to our community and to share this knowledge about building sustainability into our prioducts with our international delegates."
The World Electronics Forum (WEF) conference takes place at the Adelaide Convention Centre December 5th and 6th.
Read more about the E Waste Watch Institute at https://ewastewatch.com.au/
Read more about the World Electronics Forum at https://www.wef-adelaide.com/index.html
Henrietta Child, Events Coordinator, EIDA
0404 840 449
Donald Kay, EIDA President and WEF2019 Convenor
Henrietta ChildM: 0404840449