Edif ERA’s annual “Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment” conference will, this year, span presentations on developments pertaining to WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) and global export controls.

On WEEE, we are delighted to host a joint presentation from Mary Liddane of Compliance & Risks and Federico Magalini of the United Nations University. Together they will discuss the “CWIT” project, an initiative grappling with the trade in illegal WEEE that counts Interpol among its contributors. WEEE and the criminal element looks likely to be a fascinating topic – an interesting parallel to understanding legal obligations under the Directive and the management of take-back. In the UK, the 2013 WEEE Regulations presented a number of regulatory changes in line with the recast of the WEEE Directive. David Burton of producer compliance scheme B2B Compliance will be covering this, considering the uniqueness of the photovoltaic sector in the process, as well as how UK collection targets might be achieved.

Another contentious trade issue is global export controls. Do these present a risk – or an opportunity – to businesses? This is the question David Whitehouse of PWC will address as he outlines the key elements for compliance.


About the conference

Edif ERA’s annual conference is a unique opportunity to be updated on all environmental regulatory matters pertaining to engineering products from consumer electronics, through industrial to medical and defence. Our invited speakers represent EU policy makers, advocates, market surveillance bodies, industry leaders and technical experts. The subjects covered include responsible sourcing (conflict minerals), substance restrictions (REACH and RoHS), sustainability issues (ecodesign, energy labelling, circular economy), end-of-life (WEEE and batteries), export controls and similar requirements globally.

The conference takes place on 11 – 12 November 2015 at the Hilton London Heathrow Hotel (Terminal 4).  To book your place, please go to http://www.edifgroup.com/training/electrical-and-electronic-equipment-and-the-environment-2015.