EWAS 2014
Shanghai, China
Changing E-waste Discourse
1st November – 7th November 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.


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.…

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.…

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..

Uttra Benton

University of New South Wales, Australia

Benjamin Hale

University of Colorado Boulder

Gudrun Obersteiner

Boku, Austria

Lu Haibin

Lu Haibin Recyling, China

Ab Stevels

Delft University, Netherlands

Jingwei Wang

Shanghai Second Polytechnic University, China

Jinhui Li

Tsinghua University


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