Advancing Manufacturing Technology

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Mid-Term Project Webinar: Value Recovery from Used Electronics, Phase 2 - Session 1

Start Date: 5/9/2018 10:00 AM EDT
End Date: 5/9/2018 11:00 AM EDT

United States 

Two webinars are being scheduled to accommodate different time zones.  These webinars are open to industry.

  • Session 1 - North America & Europe
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018
         10:00-11:00 a.m. EDT (North America)
         4:00-5:00 p.m. CEST (Central Europe)
    Register here for Session 1
  • Session 2 - Asia & North America
    Thursday, May 10, 2018
         9:00-10:00 a.m. CST (China)
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018
         6:00-7:00 p.m. PDT (North America)
         9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT (North America)
    Register here for Session 2
There is increasing pressure worldwide for societal transformation from a linear economy – based on the traditional take-make-waste model – to a circular economy. The expanding worldwide demand for electronics – and specifically, for data storage – is increasing opportunity for the electronics industry, while also increasing resource consumption.  The most successful companies will modify their business practices consistent with circular economy principals.  To date, some individual companies in the electronics industry have taken this direction, but as a whole the industry has not undertaken the business-model-level initiatives that are key for a serious transition to a circular economy. Please join the Value Recovery from Used Electronics Mid-Term report for details of how Hard Drives can be a common pool resource and discuss the future work of the team as we undertake a demonstration project to test the practical application of HDD collection, process and, at a minimum, recovery of rare earth magnets.

More information about this project.