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Adapting to the 2021 European Right to Repair Initiative for Electrical and Electronic products

Background

More than 12 million tonnes of e-waste is thrown away per year and Europe ranks second behind Asia in terms of electronic and electrical waste. Currently, the European Commission is taking action to tackle this long-time forgotten problem by implementing a new Ecodesign directive to at an EU level, to help ensure home appliances have a longer functional lifespan.

Within the new EU framework, one of the initiatives that will have the highest impact for both the consumer and supplier is the Right to Repair Initiative; this will ensure that appliances such as washing machines, fridges, hairdryers and televisions will last up to 10 years and will be cheaper to repair. Furthermore, this initiative will be extended to other devices such as, smartphones and laptops.

Contents

In this webinar, you will see:

  • To understand the new right to repair initiative in detail.
  • Gain knowledge into the affects the right to repair imitative will have for imports and exports of E&E products in Europe and UK.
  • To find out more regarding the changes and challenges ahead with the implementation of the Right to Repair initiative.
  • Q&A Session

Schedule

Date

Time (10am London Time)

Language

April 21st, 2021

10:00 am – 11:00 am

English

Speakers

Ernestas Oldyrevas

Programme Manager at Environmental Coalition on Standards

Ugo Vallauri

Co-founder and Policy Lead of The Restart Project

Robert Alexander

CEO at EEESafe LocalitEEE

Damien Smith

CEO at Ecodesk

Other Information

If you have any questions regarding the webinar, please contact us at:

Telephone: +86 400 611 2125

Email: marketing@hqts.com