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Adam Minter to address global e-scrap scene in Salzburg

Specialist journalist and commentator Adam Minter will be among the keynote speakers at the 2022 International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC). The event will take place on 19-21 January in Salzburg, Austria.

Adam Minter is a columnist at Bloomberg who writes about China, technology, and the environment. He is the author of Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade, a critically-acclaimed bestselling insider’s account of the hidden world of globalised recycling; and Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale.

Minter has covered the global recycling industry for almost two decades. In 2002, he began a series of groundbreaking investigative pieces on China’s emerging recycling industries for Recycling International. He has been cited, quoted and interviewed on recycling and waste by a range of international media including the New York Times, the BBC, and the Huffington Post. At IERC 2022, Minter will shine a light on the global circular economy and the future of electronics recycling in Asia.

Other topics to be addressed during the Salzburg conference include: the impact of the European Commission’s ‘Green Deal’ on Europe’s electronics recycling sector; business opportunities and models in emerging markets; eco-design; and trends and opportunities in e-mobility.

For the first time IERC will be staged virtually as well as live.

The event marks its 20th anniversary and brings together more than 500  professionals from electronics production, design, promotion, business development, material supply, recycling, logistics and authorities.

An exhibition area with more than 50 booths provides an opportunity to reach industry decision makers and to find out what’s new in the global electronics recycling business. There will be cocktail receptions and a networking dinner.

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