Our Schedule

Saturday, November 1st

Introductions and welcome dinner

Sunday, November 2nd

Expert lectures, simulation game and group work

Raphael Veit (Sagis)
The evolution of producer responsibility & product stewardship
Mike Watson (ERI) The economics of green e-waste recycling
Colin Fitzpatrick (University of Limerick) Teaching on e-waste

Monday, November 3rd

Expert lecture, student presentations and group work

Uttra Benton (The University of New South Wales) Technological frontiers of e-waste recycling

Tuesday, November 4th

Expert lecture, student presentations and group work

Benjamin Hale (University of Colorado Boulder)
Environmental ethics of e-waste

Wednesday, November 5th

Expert lectures, study tour and dismantling session

Gudrun Obersteiner (Boku) Environmental system analysis tools for decision making
Lu Haibin Changing mindsets - Moving from traditional to modern recycling in China
Ab Stevels Modern ecodesign

Thursday, November 6th

Group work

Group work day & free time

Friday, November 7th

Panel Discussion and presentation of group work

Panel discussion on The circular economy in China
Final presentation of the outcome of the group work

Saturday, November 8th


Program 2014

The 2014 EWAS took place from 1st to 7th November in the exciting metropolis of Shanghai. Hosted by the Shanghai Second Polytechnic University and the Cooperative Centre for WEEE Recycling, a diverse group of students joined to discuss the most pressing issues and recent findings pertaining to the management of end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste).
The program consisted of a mix of expert faculty lectures, panel discussions, student presentations, discussions, workshops, study tours and intensive group work.
This year's theme focussed on changing the current discourse in e-waste research - both looking back and looking forward.
The students' group work was dedicated to developing a teaching case study on e-waste.
The program ended with a study tour to a Chinese recycling company and a dismantling session on site and an expert panel discussion on circular economy in the Chinese e-waste sector

About our experts

Team Member

Raphael Veit

Sagis, Thailand

Raphael Veit is managing director of Sagis Ltd, a research company monitoring and advising on producer responsibility legislation and compliance activities worldwide. He became involved with producer responsibility in 1990 as project manager for packaging at a personal care manufacturer during the introduction of packaging take-back legislation in Germany and France. From 1995 to 1999, he worked as environmental policy expert in the Thai Ministry..

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Mike Watson


Mike Watson is Strategic Account Director at Electronic Recyclers International, the world’s largest privately held recycler of electronic waste. Watson previously served as Director of Compliance for Dell Global Asset Recovery and Recycling. At Dell, Watson led the development and implementation of the company’s global recycling policies and procedures, including regulatory interpretation, service planning, vendor auditing and information systems implementation. He was also responsible for..

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Colin Fitzpatrick

University of Limerick

Colin Fitzpatrick is a lecturer in the Dept of Electronic & Computer Engineering at The University of Limerick where he teaches a number of subjects including Electronics & the Environment, Analogue Circuit Design, Engineering Ethics and Sustainable Development. His research interests include sensing for environmental applications and the sustainable design and use of ICT and he has published widely in these fields. He is also..

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Uttra Benton

University of New South Wales, Australia

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Benjamin Hale

University of Colorado Boulder

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Gudrun Obersteiner

Boku, Austria

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Lu Haibin

Lu Haibin Recyling, China

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Ab Stevels

Delft University, Netherlands

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Jingwei Wang

Shanghai Second Polytechnic University, China

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Jinhui Li

Tsinghua University

Venue & Access -
High Tech Campus, Eindhoven

EWAS 2011 started off at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, Netherlands, followed by stays in Antwerp, Belgium and Davos, Switzerland.

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