31 Jan BSEF attend the 2023 edition of the International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC)
On 18 January, BSEF Regulatory Affairs Advisor, Klaus Rothenbacher and ICL Director of Advocacy Europe, Sander Kroon attended the International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC) 2023, the leading event in the Circular Economy Electronics world.
Every year, IERC brings together more than 500 international professionals from the whole supply chain, including production, design, business development, material supply, logistics etc., and helps find out what’s new in the global electronics recycling business.
During the event, it was highlighted that recycling of electronic products is still in its early stages of development and will likely become increasingly relevant in the years to come. Speakers also highlighted that due to the complexity of materials in electronic products, chemical recycling will gain a prominent role in the future.
The conference was characterized by several fruitful exchanges, with the focus remaining mainly on recovering high value metals (copper, silver, gold, platinum, etc.), compared to flame retardants. In this sense, BSEF will cooperate with relevant stakeholders to help increase knowledge on the role Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) can play in ensuring the successful recycling of electronics products.
Last but not least, it is worth mentioning that Chris Slijkhuis, E-Waste Plastics & Waste Shipment Expert and BSEF consultant on Circular Economy and Recycling of plastics, was awarded the International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC) 2023 Honorary Award, as a recognition of a career full of achievements.
BSEF is very proud of their colleague!!