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Webinar: Society’s Global Appetite for Technology Accelerates Climate Change and E- Waste: Leveraging the Power of Sustainable and Circular Procurement
Thursday, 08 July 2021, 1:15
July 8th, 2021. 1:15 PM. Webinar: Society’s Global Appetite for Technology Accelerates Climate Change and E-Waste: Leveraging the Power of Sustainable and Circular Procurement. Mathis Wackernagel, Global Footprint Network; Reinier Guijt, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management; Nancy Gillis, Global Electronics Council. Sponsored by the Security and Sustainability Forum. Register here.
Technology is an essential and valued aspect of our lives, yet it comes at a price. Even after a decade of commitment by technology companies, their products continue to consume unsustainable amounts of materials and natural resources, be a source of hazardous substances, contribute to climate change and add to the largest growing waste stream in the world, e-waste. While the technology sector is making strides to address the social impacts of their products, there continue to be sourcing from conflict zones, worker exposure to toxic substances during the manufacturer and assembly processes, and unacceptable labor and human rights behaviors throughout the supply chain.
The Global Electronics Council works towards creating a world of only sustainable technology products and services through programs and partnerships to address these negative environmental and social impacts while maximizing the many positive benefits that technology brings to our daily lives. Join the Global Electronics Council and its partnering organizations in a two-webinar series featuring the GEC’s new Global Campaign to coalesce individual and country initiatives into global demand for sustainable and circular technology products & services that mitigate climate change and create jobs. The Global Campaign will have a major impact on the health of the planet and human wellbeing.