SGC Breakfast Briefing on "E-Waste Industry:The US$55 billion market"


About the Breakfast Briefing:

In this day and age who can imagine a life without your computer, laptop or mobile phone?

By 2017, close to half the world’s population used the internet and most people in the world have access to mobile networks and services. Many people own more than one ICT device, and replacement cycles for mobile phones and computers and other devices and equipment, are becoming shorter. So where do all these electronic products go when you’re done with them?

They all end up as Electronic Waste or E-waste!

In 2016, 44.7 million metric tonnes (Mt) of E-waste was generated, increasing by 3.3 million Mt (8%) from 2014. In that same year only 20% or 8.9 million Mt of all E-waste was recycled. Experts foresee a further 17% increase to 52.2 million Mt of E-waste by 2021.

In 2016, Asia generated the largest amount of e-waste (18.2 Mt), followed by Europe (12.3 Mt), the Americas (11.3 Mt), Africa (2.2 Mt), and Oceania (0.7 Mt).

There is a significant and growing risk to the environment and human health due to increasing levels of E-waste and its improper and unsafe treatment and disposal through burning or in dumpsites.

Low recycling rates can have a negative economic impact, as E-waste contains rich deposits of gold, silver, copper, platinum, palladium and other high value recoverable materials. It estimates that the value of recoverable materials contained in E-waste generated during 2016 was US $55 billion, which is more than the Gross Domestic Product of most countries in the world.

About the Speaker:

Fons Krist

Business Development Recycling & Precious Metals SEA for Aurubis AG

Fons Krist represents Aurubis AG, a German company that is one of the world’s largest copper producers and recyclers. Aurubis AG is also a global player in the final recovery of copper, gold and silver from electronics recycling. In his current role of Business Development Recycling & Precious Metal, he is responsible for the whole of South East Asia.

Fons has over 20 years of global experience in the electronics recycling industry with its different practices and legislations around the world, from the WEEE directive in Europe to the Global R2 and E-Stewards certifications as well as the Basel Convention.

Fons also currently sits on the Steering Committee of the World Recycling Forum which holds an annual recycling conference in Asia. He has presented and chaired various conference sessions.

Please note that registration starts at 7.45am and tickets to this event is non-transferable.

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Wed Mar 7, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM SGT
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