The ECOS Annual Workshop takes place on the 28 June in Brussels, and is called “Completing the circuit: Electronic products in a European circular economy.”
The way electronic products are currently designed, consumed and disposed puts a strain on our natural resources and severely impacts the environment. Whether it’s through planned or perceived obsolescence, rapid technological advancements, linear product design, or other factors, one thing is certain: Europe is using more and more electronic products for too short a time.
In this workshop, key players from the European institutions and stakeholders are invited to discuss the role Ecodesign product policy and standards can play to integrate electronic products into a European circular economy. Looking at the electronic product lifespan from cradle to grave, we set out to answer which policy measures and standards can drive the sustainable use of electronics, and we explore if there is in fact space for electronics in a truly circular economy.
A keynote speech will be given by Hugo Schally, Head of Unit DG Environment, “Sustainable production, products and consumption” from the European Commission.
Other speakers include:
- Paolo Tosoratti, Policy Officer, DG Energy, European Commission
- Maria Banti, Policy Officer, DG Environment, European Commission
- Chloé Fayole, Policy Officer, ECOS
- Sylvie Feindt, Director Environmental Policy, Digital Europe
- Sylvia Maurer, Head of Sustainability and Safety, BEUC
- Joan Marc Simon, Director, Zero Waste Europe
- Norbert Zonnerveld, Executive Secretary, European Electronics Recycling Association (EERA)
- Mathieu Rama, ECOS Expert, Policy Officer RREUSE
- Christian Dworak, Chairman CENELEC TC 111X, Corporate Technologies – BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
The full agenda is available here