The programming is taking shape for the first International WEEE & Battery Recycling Virtual Conference, an online event that will take place Dec. 9. Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based Media Fusion, the publisher of Waste & Recycling Middle East and Africa magazine, has partnered with Recycling Today Media Group, the publisher of Recycling Today and Waste Today, to host the half-day virtual conference.
The event’s program includes two roundtable discussions: one on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling and the other on battery recycling. Additional presentations or broadcast interviews will address information technology asset disposition (ITAD) topics, the evolving battery market and emerging technology affecting the way batteries and electronic scrap is recycled.
The electronic scrap roundtable discussion features Stuart Fleming of Dubai-based EnviroServe; ALN Rao of New Delhi-based Exigo Recycling; Nigel Mattravers of Hong Kong-based ALBA Integrated Waste Solutions; and Keith Anderson of the e-Waste Association of South Africa.
A roundtable discussion on the state of battery recycling will involve Leon Farrant of Singapore-based Green Li-ion, Joseph Nforbin of Dubai-based Madenat Al Nokhba Recycling Services LLC and Kalle Saarimaa of Finland-based Fortum.
The programming also will include an interview between Recycling Today Media Group Senior Editor Brian Taylor and John Shegerian, co-founder and executive chairman of California-based ERI. That firm operates eight electronic scrap processing facilities in the U.S. capable of processing up to 500,000 tons per year of WEEE materials.
The interview with Shegerian and the roundtable discussion to follow will examine the regulatory, technological and financial issues within the electronic scrap sector, and at the opportunities allowing well-managed companies to thrive within it.
The battery recycling content in the final hour of the International WEEE & Battery Recycling Virtual Conference will offer updates and informed opinions on the rapidly changing world of batteries being used to power mobile devices and—increasingly—cars and trucks.
Where the opportunities lie for recyclers in this constantly shifting landscape will provide key takeaways from the presentations and roundtable discussion in the battery recycling portion of the program.
More information, including how to register for the International WEEE & Battery Recycling Virtual Conference, is available at www.wasterecyclingmea.com/virtual-conference.