As part of a collaboration for International E- waste Day 2021, The International Telecommunication Union, the WEEE Forum, GSMA, and Sofies Group have prepared a thought paper, ‘Digital Solutions for a Circular Electronics Value Chain‘,  which explores the current applicability and scope of digital technologies in enabling the transition to a circular electronics value chain.

The paper maps out major digitalisation trends and highlights use cases of digital technologies across the electronics value chain, from raw material production and electronics manufacturing, post-consumer e- waste collection, logistics and treatment to overall e-waste system management and monitoring. Examples ranging from simple digital platforms and uber-style mobile collection applications, to AI enabled e-waste recognition and blockchain based secure communication channels, are drawn from both established and emerging digital solutions, whilst case studies provide a deeper look into real world applications of digital technologies across the electronics value chain.  

Read the report here and find out more about it by joining us for a webinar that will take place on Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 14:30-16:00 (CEST).  

The webinar will bring together key organizations including producers, producer responsibility organizations (PROs) and digital sustainability solution providers for a panel discussion focused on the scope and applicability of digital technologies in enabling a circular electronics value chain. The 90-minute webinar will allow panellists to share their experiences in leveraging digitalisation in their operations and across the electronics value chain. This will be followed by a Q&A session.  Register here.

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The WEEE Forum a.i.s.b.l. is an international association representing forty producer responsibility organisations across the globe. Together with our members, we are at the forefront of turning the extended producer responsibility principle into an effective electronic waste management policy approach through our combined knowledge of the technical, business and operational aspects of collection, logistics, de-pollution, processing, preparing for reuse and reporting of e-waste. Our mission is to be the world’s foremost e-waste competence centre excelling in the implementation of the circularity principle.

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