Green Week Conference 2014: Circular economy – saving resources, creating jobs
The 2014 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, took place from 3 to 5 June 2014 in Brussels. One of the sessions was on Mining the E-waste stream. This session discussed the opportunities and challenges related to the practical implementation of the new WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU and how it can contribute to the circular economy. The focus was on ways to achieve better product design, how to increase collection and recycling rates, and how to roll out technologies and innovations.
Information about speakers and presentations is available here:
An "Environmental Agreement on the separate collection and recycling of photovoltaic modules" has been submitted to the Commission in December 2010. The evaluation of this agreement by the Commission services can be found here. The agreement is publicly available at www.pvcycle.org.