Explore Electronics Recycling and Resource Recovery at WCEF2021

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021
Time: 9:00am-11:00pm PT / 12:00pm-2:00pm ET
Location: Online - Attendance is complimentary

There are up to 69 elements from the periodic table that can be found in electrical and electronic equipment, including precious metals and strategically important ‘critical minerals.’ Some of these minerals are in great demand, have few substitutes and their supply is at risk, so recovery from recycling streams is an important priority going forward.

Developing an integrated, value-oriented circular economy strategy is becoming an urgent priority globally, with large private and public sector players beginning to collaborate on a range of issues, including design and demand management, take-back programs, and the technology and business models needed for responsible recycling of electronics.

This official World Circular Economy (WCEF2021) Side Event will build greater awareness of the opportunity to improve critical and strategic materials recovery from End Of Life Electronics (EOLE) in North America, and to identify strategic priorities for action among private sector and public sector actors that are consistent with circular economy principles and practices.

Who should attend? End of Life Electronics: Optimizing Critical and Strategic Metals Recovery Through Circular Economy Approaches is a free virtual event, targeted to electronics producers, designers, manufacturers, retailers, recyclers, metals smelters and refiners, and policy makers. Register for free today!

This event is an official World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF2021) Side Event and part of the Circular Economy Solutions Series, presented by the Circular Economy Leadership Coalition and powered by GLOBE Series.


Sean De Vries

R2 Director, Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI)


Lynda Hawton Kitamura

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance and Operations, Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA)


Pascal Leroy

Director General, WEEE Forum

@PascalNJLeroy @ForumWeee

Jason Linnell

Executive Director, National Center for Electronics Recycling

@jaslinnell5 @NCERrecycle

Dan Reid

Director of Environment and Circularity, Responsible Business Association


Kunal Sinha

Commercial Leadership and Commodity Trading, Glencore Canada Corporation


Jat Verma

Supplier Social Responsibility, Responsible Sourcing, Apple


Janice Zinck

Director - Critical Minerals & Strategic Resources, Natural Resources Canada

@JaniceZinck @NRCan @RNCan

The Circular Economy Solution Series is presented by the Circular Economy Leadership Coalition, and powered by GLOBE Series. Be part of the circulr economy conversation and help us identify themes, tracks, topics, and formats for future events in the series. Please contact Paul Shorthouse with your ideas and suggestions.