Trends in Electronic Product Repairability

Trends in Electronic Product Repairability

Join GEC for a discussion on how circularity is motivating a renewed interest in the ability for electronic products to be repaired.

December 1, 2020: 8:00 am – 9:00 am PDT | 11:00 am – Noon EST | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (17:00-18:00) CEST

 

Electronic products are an essential aspect of our daily lives.  Yet, those same mobile phones, laptops, and tablets are fueling an ever-increasing global e-waste stream.  The shift away from the linear “take-make-use-dispose” model towards circularity has caused renewed interest in the ability to repair electronic products to extend their useful life.  “Right to repair” requirements in France, as well as the European Union’s Circular Economy Action Plan, are focused on strengthening the repairability of products.  These actions are being taken because of the recognized potential of circularity as a tool for climate change mitigation.

This webinar will feature representatives to discuss product repairability regulations in the European Union and how these requirements may be extended globally.  

Speakers include:

  • Christoforos Spiliotopoulos, Project Officer, EU Joint Research Centre  
  • Kyle Wiens, CEO, iFixit
  • Nancy Gillis, CEO, Green Electronics Council