Online Launch – WEEE PLASTICS RECYCLING: towards a more Circular Economy

18 November – 15:00-16:30 CET

WEEE PLASTICS RECYCLING: towards a more Circular Economy

Presenting the results of a new study looking at WEEE plastics and the Circular Economy


Presented by Federico Magalini & Arthur Haarman, SOFIES
European Commission speaker Maria Banti, Policy Officer, Waste
electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), DG ENVI
Chris Slijkhuis, General Manager MGG Polymers & board member of
the European Electronics Recyclers Association (EERA)
Moderator – Marie Donnelly, Senior Consultant, Hume Brophy

The International Bromine Council (BSEF) cordially invites you to join an online discussion on the recyclability of WEEE plastics in the context of the EU Circular Economy Action Plan. The event will launch a new study by SOFIES, followed by reactions from Mr Chris Slijkhuis, a board member of the European Electronics Recyclers Association, the European Commission (invited), and an opportunity
for discussion and questions from the audience.

Plastics from Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) represent on average 25% of all WEEE annually generated by weight and consist of a complex mixture of different polymers containing a wide range of additives such as flame retardants, fillers, pigments and stabilisers.

However, WEEE plastics recycling is a complex topic that involves an interplay of technical, economic and regulatory challenges. This combination of factors makes it difficult, if not impossible, to isolate a single challenge or factor as hindering the recycling of WEEE plastics more than others.

During this webinar speakers will address the many challenges from the industry and assess the impact caused by the presence of Brominted Flame Retardants on the recycling of WEEE plastics.