Integrating the Supply Chain for the Recovery of Critical Raw Materials from WEEE

This conference aims to assess the barriers to improved recovery and recycling of critical raw materials CRMs throughout the whole supply chain from the logistics of collection to advanced recovery techniques. The conference will be of interest to: 

  • those responsible for the commissioning and delivery of recycling and waste collections,
  • sustainability managers and experts in multiple industry sectors,
  • and researchers offering advanced recovery options for end of life products. 

The presentations and panel discussions will provide a key opportunity to discuss the importance of integrating the whole life cycle of re-use and recovery to achieve long term sustainable solutions to the issue of recovery of critical materials from end-of-life products. 

It is EU LIFE funded and attendance to the conference is free. 

Venue:  Manchester, Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel

LARAC’S Yorkshire and Humber Rep, John Coates from North Lincs Council, is speaking in the local authority slot. 

 

Time

Description

9:00

Registration and Coffee

10:00

Event Introduction – Welcome to Event and Aims of the Conference

10:15

Importance of an Integrated Materials Recovery Sector

View from the Commission

View from Industry

10:45

CRM Recovery Project – Project overview (and introduction to trials)

11:10

Refreshment break

11:30

CRM Recovery Project – Trials of Collection, Recovery and Reuse – Objective of the trials and preliminary results where available

Ecodom

Axion

Retek

Recyclingboerse

Czech Republic / Slovakia

12:20

The availability of CRMs in Secondary Raw Materials – The Urban Mine

12:45

Lunch and opportunity to view exhibition area

13:30

Optimisation of collection regimes for waste electrical equipment

13:50

The role of Local Authorities to promote enhanced collection and re-use of goods

14:10

Extending the life of products to minimise need for new virgin CRMs – A case study for reuse

14:30

Refreshments and exhibition area

15:00

Advances in the recovery of CRMs – A case study for advanced material recovery

15:20

Panel Discussion – All presenters participate in Q&A session – What are the barriers to integrated collection, and what can be done to overcome this

16:00

Conference close – Refreshments available and exhibition area