Ecos workshop,Completing the circuit: Electronic products in a European circular economy June 2017

Part of the workshop was asession on: Waste electric and electronic products (WEEE) are expected to grow to more than 12 million tonnes by 2020. As one of the fastest growing sources of waste in the EU, everything must be done to limit and decrease this waste stream as quickly as possible. The first European set of standards on re-use, recycling and treatment of WEEE will be adopted by the end of this year. These standards will support the implementation of the WEEE Directive.
The second panel will explore if and how material value can be retained in a circular economy by setting ambitious requirements to boost the re-use of old electronics and ensure their safe recycling or treatment. The promises and limits of the future associated standards will be scrutinised to identify whether they can benchmark waste management across Europe.
Panellists
• Maria Banti, Policy Officer, DG Environment, European Commission
• Joan Marc Simon, Director, Zero Waste Europe • Norbert Zonnerveld, Executive Secretary, European Electronics Recycling Association (EERA)
• Mathieu Rama, Advocacy Officer, RREUSE
• Christian Dworak, Chairman CENELEC TC 111X, Corporate Technologies – BSH Hausgeräte GmbH