Electronic waste in cities

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Carme, 47, 08001 Barcelona
Sat 25 Feb · 17:00 - 18:30
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Although electronic waste represents less than 5% by weight of the total amount of waste collected in metropolitan clean points, this fraction is considered one of the most relevant to value from an economic and environmental prevention point of view. This is mainly due to the amount of valuable metals it contains, including gold, palladium, platinum, among others. In addition, the need to develop circular economy strategies means that we are not only considering better recycling, but also pushing us to develop much more ambitious strategies such as eco-design, repair and servitization systems.

The session will address the environmental impacts generated by this type of equipment at a global level, as well as the various design strategies that can help reduce the volume of electronic waste in cities. It will also reflect on how the typology of electronic waste in the cities of the future is closely linked to technological development, and on the need to act now to prevent the waste of tomorrow.

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