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Circular Economy in the High-Tech World

Circular Economy

This workshop will convene stakeholders from across the electronics, battery, and solar panel supply chains to assess technical and economic barriers to the reuse, refurbishment, and recycling of these products. The major goal of the workshop is to define NIST’s role in facilitating the transition to a circular economy and identifying actionable items for doing so. Attendees, including manufacturers, researchers, policymakers, industry organizations, and reuse, refurbishing, and recycling practitioners will watch keynote speeches by world-renowned experts in the circular economy, observe panel sessions with industry experts, and participate in roundtable discussions.

 

 

Agenda 

Day 1: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 

10:00 - 10:15 AM ET

Virtual Auditorium 

Welcome: Martin Green and Kelsea Schumacher, NIST

10:15 - 11:15 AM ET

Plenary Speech: William McDonough
 

11:15 - 11:30 AM ET Break

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET

Virtual Auditorium 

Session 1: How do we Create a Circular Economy?

1:00 - 1:45 PM ET Lunch + Networking 

1:45 - 3:15 PM ET

Virtual Discussion Room

Concurrent Sessions:

Session 2a: Electronics Recycling Challenges


Session 2b: Battery Recycling Challenges


Session 2c: Solar Panel Recycling Challenges

3:15 - 3:30 PM ET Break

3:30 - 5:00 PM ET

Virtual Auditorium 

Session 3: Boundary-spanning tools to support a circular economy

 

5:00 PM ET Adjourn for the day. 

Day 2: Thursday, January 28, 2021 

10:00 - 10:15 AM ET

Virtual Auditorium 

Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:15 - 11:15 AM ET

Plenary Speech: Dr. Thomas Graedel

 

11:15 - 11:30 AM ET Break

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET

Virtual Auditorium 

Session 4: Reuse, Repair, and Refurbishment in a Circular Economy

 

1:00 - 1:45 PM ET Lunch + Networking 

1:45 - 3:15 PM ET

Virtual Auditorium 

Session 5: Best Practices for a Circular Economy

 

3:15 - 3:30 PM ET Break

3:30 - 4:45 PM ET

Virtual Discussion Room

 

 

Breakout Sessions

  • Breakout Room A: Design
  • Breakout Room B: Use/Reuse 
  • Breakout Room C: End-of-Life Management 
  • Breakout Room D: Enabling the Circular Economy 

See the detailed agenda for more information

 

4:45 - 5:00 PM ET Closing remarks 
5:00 PM ET Adjourn

View Detailed Agenda: PDF


Virtual Event Map

Virtual Event Map, Circular Economy in the High Tech World, Day 1

 

Virtual Event Map, Circular Economy in the High Tech World, Day 2
Created November 23, 2020, Updated January 19, 2021