Agenda

Key issues:

  • Experience with EU producer responsibility legislation
  • Visions for WEEE 2020
  • Expectations toward producer responsibility organisations

THURSDAY, 23 September 2010 morning

08:00 – 10:00 Registration and coffee
10:00 – 10:15 Andreas Röthlisberger, Paul Brändli and Ivo Huber - SENS - SWICO - SLRS
Opening
10:15 – 10:30 Hans Hosbach – Bundesamt für Umwelt
Official welcome
10:30 – 11:00 Soledad Blanco – DG Environment, European Commission
Policy developments concerning electrical and electronic waste
11:00 – 11:20 Kurt-Ludwig Gutberlet – Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH
The contribution of producers to sustainability by 2020
11:20 – 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 – 12.05 Laurent Abadie – Panasonic
How digitisation contributes to smaller environmental impact
12:05 – 12:25 Henning Ohlsson – Epson Germany GmbH
The producer’s responsibility for products’ lifecycle
12:25 – 12:45 Martin Goetzeler – Osram
The changeover of lamps to LED: A challenge for producer responsibility
12:45 – 13.15 Jim Puckett  – Basel Action Network (BAN)


Producer Responsibility Means More than Take Back

13:15 – 14:30

Lunch break

 

THURSDAY, 23 September 2010 afternoon

14:30 – 15:45

How can we optimise collection?

Chair:    Christian Brabant
             
Eco-systèmes

Panel:    Retail and municipalities

Hervé Somon – Darty
Erik de Baedts – NVRD
Alex Bukowiecki – Swiss Association of Municipalities
Danilo Bonato and Roman Tvrzník – ReMedia and ELEKTROWIN

 

How can we simplify administrative burden for producers?


Chair:    Leo Donovan
             
WEEE Ireland

Panel:   Producer registers and clearing houses

Giorgio Arienti – Centro di Coordinamento 
Dominic Henry – WEEE Register Society 
Heidi Sanborn – California Product Stewardship Council 
Zoltán Tóth – Electro-Coord 

15:45 – 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 – 17:30

How can consumers contribute to technological sustainability?

Chair      Paul Brändli
              
SWICO

Panel:   NGOs and governments

Stéphane Arditi– European Environmental Bureau
Maria Elander– Deutsche Umwelthilfe
Jenny van Houten– VROM 
José Ramón Carbajosa - ECOLEC

How will recycling industry contribute to producer responsibility in 2020 and beyond?

Chair:     Helmut Kolba
              
Remondis   

Panel:    Recyclers

Norbert ZonneveldEuropean Electronics Recyclers Association
Thierry Van Kerckhoven Umicore
Hugues Percie du Sert Sita
Jan VrbaAsekol 

17:30 – 18:00 Session reports and Q&A
18:30 – 19:00 Bus to Stage One
19:00 – 20:00 Apéritif
20:00 – 24:00 Dinner

 

FRIDAY, 24 September 2010

08:30 – 09:00 Registration and coffee
09:00 – 10:30

WEEELABEX: Scope and ambition, basic principles, standardisation, monitoring and certification architecture, implementation
Chair: Robert Hediger – SENS International

Pascal Leroy – WEEE Forum
Richard Toffolet – Eco-systèmes
Ueli Kasser – WEEE Forum
Patrick Wäger – EMPA

10:30 – 10:45 Interactive panel discussion
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:30 Improving collection of WEEE
Chair: Phil Morton - REPIC
    
Jan Vlak – NVMP
Oldřich Vlasák – Svaz měst a obcí Ceské republiky (association of towns and municipalities)
Steven De Schrijver – Möbius
Leo Donovan – WEEE Ireland
12:30 – 12:45 Interactive panel discussion
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:15 A view on 2020
Chair: Jan-Olof Eriksson – El Kretsen
    
Luigi Meli – CECED
Armin Reller – University of Augsburg
Jaco Huisman – United Nations University
Otmar Frey - Orgalime
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 – 16:00 Thorsten Brunzema – DG Environment, European Commission
The possible role of standards in the implementation of the WEEE Directive
16:00 – 16:30 Michael Braungart – Dutch Research Institute for Transition, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Producer Responsibility and the principle from cradle to cradle – Challenges for the E+E industry
16:30 – 16:35 Andreas Röthlisberger
Wrap-up and farewell
16:35 – 17:30 Farewell reception