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Green manufacturing and circular economy
"Help rewrite your industry's paradigms in an eco-friendly manner, embracing green materials and processes"

DEC Summit call to action:
Electronics manufacturing companies can accelerate their transition towards a sustainable system through raw materials efficiency, systems transformation, waste reduction, product remanufacturing and growth through sustainable value exchange


Did you know that
– 45+ million tons of electronics were disposed of globally in 2016?

– only 20% of this waste has been recycled in some way, while 80% went to landfill.
– global electronic waste is reaching 50 million tons per annum.

– 80% of all electronic waste is shipped and dumped in emerging countries.

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DEC BLOG 1 – Call for Papers expired 30 November 2019

Productronica 2019: Munich, Germany – 12 and 13 November
"Green manufacturing and circular economy."

The Digital Economy Checkpoint has published select results from its Call for Papers for the first of its DEC BLOGS – Green Manufacturing and Circular Economy – launched last month as an eco-friendly think-tank at Productronica 2019 in Munich:

DEC BLOG 1 - Circular economy roundtable
A topical discussion on the circular economy at Productronica 2019, the world's prime appointment and biennial show on electronics manufacturing in Munich (Germany).

New manufacturing development cycles – iNEMI
According to iNEMI, the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative, societal transformation from a linear economy – based on the traditional take-make-waste model – to a circular economy, sees more and more manufacturing companies take steps towards positive development cycles... Read more

Mapping strategies for tomorrow’s smart factory – IEC

There are manufacturing paradigms and new smart initiatives worldwide that demonstrate the future landscape of the smart factory... Read more

Harnessing innovation for a circular economy for all – UNECE
With rapidly growing competition for resources and increasing waste and pollution, the need to move towards an inclusive circular economic system is growing... Read more

The world is 9% circular: our global engine is stuck in reverse – WEC
Our world is only 9% circular and the trend is negative. The circularity gap is not closing, according to the Circularity Gap Report from the World Economic Forum in Davos... Read more

Prioritising an inclusive circular economy for developing countries – Chatham House

Radical transformation in the way we use natural resources is central to meeting the needs of future generations. Current trends in global resource extraction are incompatible with internationally agreed targets... Read more

Why green manufacturing is crucial for a low-carbon future – Schneider Electric
The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) present new opportunities to unlock process innovations to develop sustainable, environmentally-friendly materials... Read more

The Circular Economy Round Table debate from Productronica
What's New in Electronics Manufacturing

Join the ongoing discussion on:
Sustainable manufacturing
– reuse materials, water and heat.

Responsible recycling – reuse, repair and remanufacture, as per WEEE directive.
Toxic materials replacement – ensure products can be stripped down safely.

Recovering – incinerate or turn part-recycled items into biofuels.
Regulating – establish government and industry standards.
Adopting green practices – choose lean manufacturing as a corporate policy.

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