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Under the Microscope #2: Circular Economy

Date and Time

14 April 2021 / 13:00 - 14:00




Chemicals, Environment, EU


Stephane Arditi
Chris Slijkhuis
Joel Tenney
Arthur Haarman
Steve George

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Under the Microscope #2: Circular Economy

Recycling plastics from electrical and electronic equipment – challenges & opportunities

The European Commission is currently developing its Circular Electronics Initiative. A key aspect of this will be improving the recycling and recyclability of WEEE plastics. Plastics used in electrical and electronic equipment often contain additives to meet specific performance or product standards including fire safety. Recycling these is challenging due to the presence of hazardous or restricted substances which need to be removed.

Our discussion will examine the current state of WEEE plastics recycling in Europe and explore possible solutions to barriers that currently prevent higher levels of WEEE plastic recycling.


  • Stephane Arditi, Director of Policy Integration and Circular Economy, EEB
  • Chris Slijkhuis, Board Member, European Electronics Recyclers Association
  • Joel Tenney, Global Director of Advocacy, ICL Chemicals
  • Arthur Haarman, Consultant at Sofies, Sustainability Consultants

The event will be moderated by Steve George, Senior Advisor at Rud Pedersen Public Affairs Brussels.



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