Stena Technoworld participates at the Circular Materials Conference



Collection rates, the increase of plastic in WEEE (Waste of Electronic and Electrical Equipment) and the growth of still functioning electronic products found in the collection system. These are some of the topics that Rasmus Bergström, Managing Director of Stena Technoworld, will talk about on the upcoming Circular Materials Conference at Chalmers Conference Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden, March 7th-8th 2018.

The Waste of Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) is the world’s most growing waste stream based on our consumer behavior, but unfortunately the collection rates in the official collection system have a major gap to reach the targets that the WEEE directive stipulates. Why is it like this, what can be done to improve the situation and what consequences will there be if we do not reach the targets?

With the fast growing market of new electronic products, more functional products are found in the collection cages. The reuse of products and components is in line with the WEEE directive and will increase, and it should increase. How is this done in the most efficient and secure way?

Plastic is increasing in all WEEE and the plastic market has changed during 2017 based on the Chinese Government decision with the National Sword. How quickly can European stakeholders adapt to the changes influencing the business and how can the changes improve the recycling industry in Europe?

The conference focuses on the transition into a circular economy and the challenges that follows. WEEE reuse and recycling, metal recycling from secondary sources and textile transformation are some of the deep dive sessions taking place at the event which also offers a place to meet representatives from recyclers, producers, collectors, non-governmental organizations (NGO:s), research institutions, academia and resource recovery/waste management sectors.
The conference is a cooperation between Competence Centre of Recycling (CCR) at Chalmers University of Technology and Nordic Publishing in conjunction with major organizations from the basic, chemical, recycling and textile and fashion industries.

Welcome to visit us at the conference. You will find us in the exhibition area Volvo foyer, booth 1. You also have the possibility to visit Stena Nordic Recycling Center, in Halmstad, the most modern recycling plant in northern Europe.

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