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WCEF2023 - Reverse Supply Chains in the Electronics Sector

Event date and time
May 31, 2023, 1:15 pm to May 31, 2023, 2:30 pm
Event time zone
EEST (UTC+03:00)
Event Location
Helsinki, Finland / Online

PACE is leading a parallel session at the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) on ‘Reverse supply chains in the electronics sector’. This session explores the challenges and opportunities in creating efficient, responsible and collaborative reverse supply chains. It will connect knowledge and practical experiences to collaborative action and improvements, in setting up collection systems, and enabling transboundary movements of end-of-life electronics for environmentally and socially sound management.

The World Circular Economy Forum this year will focus on how the circular economy allows us to tackle some of the complex root causes of resource overconsumption, pollution, climate change and biodiversity loss all at once. We already know why the circular economy is a must, but the world needs examples.

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Keynote 13.15 – 13.25 

  • Opportunities for robust global reverse supply chains to ensure critical material recovery – the United States perspective.

Raffi Balian Division Chief, Multilateral Affairs Office of Environmental Quality (ENV) Bureau of Oceans and Int’l Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES)

U.S. Department of State

Panel Discussion I – 13.25 – 13.55

  • Exploring collection opportunities and innovative solutions

Moderator: Ke Wang - Program Director, PACE 


Alexander Batteiger - Advisor Global Project Circular Economy and Sustainable WM & Sustain. Management - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) 

Tuuli Myllymaa - Group Manager - Finnish Environment Institute SYKE 

Panel Discussion II – 13.55 – 14.25

  • How can we build an efficient reverse supply chain for e-waste through effective implementation of the waste regulation.

Moderator: Ke Wang - Program Director, PACE 


Julie-Ann Adams - Chief Executive Officer - European Electronics Recycling Association 

Jonas Dreger - Senior Manager Strategic Engagement & Country Compliance, Environmental Initiatives EMEIA - Apple

Dr. Robine van Dooren - Program Manager - Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Tatiana Terekhova - Programme Officer - UN Environment Programme

Closing – 14.25-14.30 - From Knowledge to Action - areas for system change.

The event is organised by Sitra and Nordic Innovation with international partners.

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