Bryony Clear Hill will be at Circularity23 discussing the current state of the critical mineral supply chain, challenges to scaling up e-waste recycling efforts and where we go from here
How can systems for the recovery and recycling of e-waste be built and scaled in pursuit of future-proofed critical material supply chains?
Rare earth elements and precious metals are essential to powering the transition to net zero, not to mention delivering electronics to the world's growing consumer class. With record-setting demand, we face domestic and global supply shortages for these materials. Yet electronic-waste continues to fill landfills or lay abandoned in desk drawers where its essential components cannot be recovered. In fact, it is estimated that 85 percent of the more than 50 million tons of e-waste generated globally each year is dumped or incinerated.
How can we tap into the ""urban mine,” intercepting and recapturing critical materials before they’re disposed of? Join Bryony Clear Hill at this long-form workshop about the current state of the critical mineral supply chain, challenges to scaling up e-waste recycling efforts and where we go from here.
Mike Werner, Head of Circular Economy, Google
Kabira Stokes, CEO, Retrievr
Bryony Clear Hill, Manager – Standards, Reporting and Circular Economy, ICMM
Tim Dunn, Head of Sustainability, Best Buy
Lauren Phipps, Master of Environmental Management Candidate, Yale School of the Environment
John Shegerian, Co-Founder and CEO, Electronic Recyclers International
Katy Bolan, Lead for Environmental Sustainability, Google TV, Google