How can ICT contribute to making a circular economy?
Part of eFuture’s 2021-22 series on “Electronic Systems for Sustainable Societies”, this webinar & networking session expored Cicrular Economy in relation to Information & Communications Techologies (ICT).
Professor Geoff Merrett (University of Southampton) and Susanne Baker (Associate Director, Climate, Environment and Sustainability at techUK) chaired a discussion regarding how ICT might be part of the problem (2% of global carbon emissions come from the manufacture and use of ICT) but also, importantly, play a huge part in sustainable solutions.
We had a great line up of speakers, including a keynote from Pascal Leroy (Director General WEEE forum); and talks from Kasten Scschke (Group Manager Product Ecodesign and Circular Materials Fraunhofer IZM Berlin), Ruediger Kuehr (Director UNUSCYLE Programme United Nations University and Head United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Bonn Office) and Constantinos Marios Angelopoulos, Ph.D. (Bournemouth University).
The WEEE Forum is a platform for forty electronic waste producer responsibility organisations across the globe to exchange best practices and know-how. It is at the forefront of turning the extended producer responsibility principle into an effective electronic waste management policy approach.
Their mission is to be the world’s foremost e-waste competence centre excelling in the implementation of the circularity principle.