13th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2014
January 22nd – 24th, Salzburg, Austria
The 13th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2014 is set to take place from January 22nd – 24th, 2014 in Salzburg, Austria. The event will bring together over 500 experts from industry, authorities and academia; that will be discussing and presenting the newest information and challenges facing the WEEE recycling business.
WEEE stands for The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE Directive) which is the European Community directive 2002/96/EC on waste that is electrical and electronic. The WEEE Directive sets out the targets for the collection, recycling and recovery for all types of electrical goods.
The IERC 2014 program will address the following themes in the scheduled sessions:
- How do countries and electronics manufacturing companies close the recycling loop?
- Worldwide take back schemes, quotes and challenges of systems and OEMs
- E&E recycling standards, compliance and controls
- Implementing WEEE 2
- Q & A Session: WEEE 2 – Are the drivers in place for success?
- Reports about strategic metals recycling (PGM, rare earth elements) and metal trading
- How to recycle scraps containing hazardous elements
- Batteries from WEEE
- Best available recycling technologies
- Business opportunities in emerging markets
There will be a large exhibition area integrated into the conference facilities, where attendants can reach key industry decision makers. The IERC congress will also be offering tours of local plants to leading recycling companies in the vicinity of Salzburg, this will include;
- Copper smelter
- Electronics recycling plan
- Plastics recycling plant
- Waste disposal and recycling plant
The programme including a list of confirmed speakers and sessions is available here.
The European Green Capital Award
Waste reduction and management is one of the 12 assessment criteria that applicant cities are evaluated on when entering the European Green Capital Award competition. The European Commission is now looking for the European Green Capital 2016. Please check out the Applying for the Award section of our website for information on the eligibility of cities to apply and the evaluation process.
For more information on the European Green Capital Award click here.