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Calling all electronics manufacturers and recyclers – join us for our EPEAT Summit in June

Electronics manufacturers often ask us, “how can we streamline and optimize our process of auditing our downstream recycling chain so that we comply with the EPEAT requirements?”. In turn, electronic waste recyclers struggle with the time and effort necessary for these audits.

If these questions / issues are relevant to your organization, then you’ll want to come along to Anthesis’ first EPEAT EU Recycling Compliance Summit on Monday, June 26, 2017 in Munich, Germany. Read on to find out more about this free event, and how you can benefit from joining us. 

What’s EPEAT?

EPEAT is the leading IT sector ecolabel used by large-scale purchasers globally to identify and purchase sustainable computers, imaging equipment and televisions, with plans to extend to mobile phones later this year. It is managed by the Green Electronics Council, who also manages an online registry of all the products that meet the EPEAT criteria. EPEAT takes into consideration environmental criteria from across the whole lifecycle of electronic products, enabling public and private sector large-scale purchasers to make responsible decisions regarding what they buy.

EPEAT is gaining popularity in Europe, strengthened by the new European Directive on public procurement[1], which needed to be transposed in the national legislation of the EU member states by 18 April 2016.

Recycler auditing is one of the EPEAT end of life criteria, and proves to be highly time and resource-consuming for all parties involved. It also appears to be one of the most difficult of EPEAT requirements to meet, as the majority of manufacturers are not able to provide adequate evidence that they are auditing their recyclers[2]. To support you, our event will focus specifically on the EPEAT verification requirement for product end of life.

What will the event cover?

The full day event will bring both electric and electronic equipment (EEE) recyclers and manufacturers together to review the current recycling related requirements of EPEAT, and share experience in the practical application of EPEAT auditing.

You can expect to come away from the event with:

  • A clearer understanding of EPEAT Recycling Requirements
  • Clarity around roadblocks for practical implementation of compliance measures in EMEA – and ideas on how to overcome them
  • A roadmap to meet EPEAT Recycling Requirements for your organization
  • Ideas on how to make recycler auditing more efficient and less resource-consuming for your organization

We are thrilled to have Melanie Bower, EPEAT Program Director from the Green Electronics Council, as a guest speaker. Melanie will present on the EPEAT end of life criteria across different product categories. Following this, Angela Kazakova, an Anthesis Principal Consultant with extensive EPEAT auditing experience, will share her practical experience and recycler feedback.

And you won’t just have the chance to learn from our speakers, but learn from each other too. As practitioners, our event attendees will have a wealth of knowledge and experiences to share with each other regarding how to make compliance with EPEAT end of life requirements more effective, less time-consuming, and more cost-efficient for all parties. Summit moderator Marcus Rother will accompany and facilitate these group discussions.

Can you join us?

So, if you’re a manufacturer or recycler of electronics, we’d love for you to be able to join us for our free EPEAT Summit on Monday, June 26 (further information on the location and agenda will be provided at a later stage).

Please view the agenda here.

Places are extremely limited, so if you’re interested in participating, or have any questions, please get in touch by emailing angela.kazakova@anthesisgroup.com by Monday, May 15, 2017 at the latest.

* We may fill all available places before this date, so please get in touch without delay if you’d like to join us.

 

 

[1] Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on public procurement available at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=celex:32014L0024

[2] Outcomes Report EPEAT Verification Round PC-2013-02 available at http://www.epeat.net/documents/verification-round/2013-02/OutcomesReportPC-2013-02.pdf

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