Green Alliance are co-hosting this event with Material Focus, the not for profit behind the Recycle Your Electricals campaign.
The UK is the second highest producer of ewaste globally and one of the worst offenders in Europe for sending illegal ewaste shipments to lower income countries. Electrical waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the world. Urgent action needs to be taken to address this issue as electrical items contain some of the most valuable materials on the planet and toxic materials that can pose a threat to the environment and to human health if they aren’t managed well.
At the end of this year the government will consult on reforms to the regulations around managing ewaste and batteries. Ahead of that consultation, we invite you to come and hear from the experts about the challenges and the economic and social benefits of this major issue, including the chance to tackle digital inequality and the re-use of domestic appliances and IT. We want to end the complacency around this growing problem and raise expectations around the need for higher quality recycling, remanufacturing and re-use and recycling of electricals.
A panel debate and audience Q&A will be followed by a drinks reception.
- Chair: TBC
- Scott Butler, Executive director at Material Focus
- Helen Milner, Group chief executive at Good Things Group
- Paula Coughlan, Chief People, Communications and Sustainability Officer at Currys
- Speaker: TBC