Tech Topic Series: Eco-Design for Circular Electronics Economy

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2022 iNEMI Project Leadership Award

Congratulations to the Eco-Design Best Practices for a Circular Electronics Economy project team for receiving a 2022 iNEMI Project Leadership Award. These awards recognize projects that have demonstrated superior performance of electronics manufacturing practices, provided solutions that enable significant technology and business results and/or had a positive impact on the electronics manufacturing value chain and its ecosystem. The project team members are:

  • Jason Lee, Celanese
  • Tom Okrasinski, Nokia 
  • Kelly Scanlon, IPC 
  • Karsten Schischke, Fraunhofer IZM
  • Julio Vargas, IBM

About the Series

iNEMI’s Eco-Design for Circular Electronics Economy was a series of six interactive webinars featuring experts from leading organizations that are doing innovative/beyond-compliance eco-design work. The series provided an avenue for eco-design leaders to showcase their thought processes, strategies, successes and failures. The goal was to capture the best and most innovative practices being used today and to highlight the processes these leaders follow to determine where to focus their eco-design efforts. 

Final Report (Videos)

Eco-Design Series Final Webinar: Lessons Learned

March 17, 2022 

Series Introduction

 Download an introduction to the series.

Webinar Presentations

Session 1: Tuesday, May 25 

  • Pia Tanskanen, Nokia Corporate Affairs, Head of Environment
  • Mark Newton, Head of Corporate Sustainability, Samsung Electronics America
  • Webinar synopsis & recording

Session 2: Thursday, June 17 
  • Christophe Garnier, Global Environmental Standards Manager, Schneider Electric
  • Miquel Ballester, Product Management, and Thea Kleinmagd, Circular Material Chains Innovator, Fairphone
  • Webinar synopsis & recording

Session 3: Tuesday, July 27

Session 4: Thursday, September 9

  • David Schönmayr, Program Lead for Sustainability, Fronius 
  • Maxwell Giammona, Lead Scientist, heavy-metal free battery research, IBM Almaden Research Center
  • Webinar synopsis & recording

Eco-Design Series Wrap-Up Report, October 12 & 13

Session 5: Thursday, October 14

Session 6: Thursday, November 4
Conference Presentation