The Dutch e-waste compliance schemes Wecycle / NVMP and ICT~Milieu, organised their international congress on e-waste: The Future Flows – where do WEEE go from here on March 15, 2012.

Profound scientific insights were presented about the quantities of EEE and WEEE, their complementary flows, their lifetimes, discarding, reuse behavior and imports & exports for reuse and recycling. This factual basis for the upcoming EU collection target definition, results in a model which can be used to predict future WEEE quantities in your country.

Download the entire report and the conclusions and recommendations.

The study is commissioned by the Dutch e-waste compliance schemes and conducted by the United Nations University (Institute for Sustainability and Peace) in collaboration with FFact, Statistics Netherlands, and Witteveen+Bos. In a unique cooperation, all actors in the Dutch recycling chain contributed: members of the European Electronics Recyclers Association, the Dutch Metal Recycling Federation, The Royal Dutch Solid Waste Association (NVRD), ICT~Milieu, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the VROM-Inspectorate, individual refurbishers & producers and Wecycle.


10.00         Start 

10.05         Presentation Eelco Smit  (Philips Consumer Lifestyle)

10.25         Presentation Jaco Huisman (United Nations University)

11.25         Presentation Ellen Brinksma (Statistics Netherlands)

11.45         Q&A with Jaco Huisman (UNU), Marijn van der Maesen (FFact), René Eijsbouts (Witteveen+Bos)

12.15         Lunch

13.45         Presentation Stephane Arditi (European Environmental Bureau) on the EU situation on WEEE and the

                 implementation challenges of 2nd WEEE Directive

14.15         Presentation Jason Linnell (National Center for Electronics Recycling United States of America)

14.45         Presentation Hiroyuki Furukawa  (ENE EcologyNet Japan) on the status of Japanese E-Waste Recycling

15.15         Presentation Etienne Hendriks (Kyocera Mita the Netherlands)

15.45         Handing over the report to all speakers

16.00         Informal reception

17.00         End of program


Various speakers commented on the study from their geographic perspective: Europe, Japan, The Netherlands and the United States of America. The speakers are (in alphabetical order):




 Stephane Arditi (confirmed)

Stephane Arditi works as Product and Waste policy officer within European Environmental Bureau (EEB), a federation of more than 140 ENGO’s across Europe. Before joining EEB, Stephane worked as a Quality/Lean consultant for the industry in France and UK. He also collaborated to academic research programs on energy efficiency in building and evaluation of sustainable development policy in France. Stephane has a dual educational background in philosophy and environmental management. In his daily work, Stephane tries to promote policy instruments and innovative practices that articulate more product and waste policy towards energy and resources efficiency, with, as a matter of priority, prevention of resources use and prevention of waste. Stephane has been actively monitoring the recast of WEEE Directive in EU.




Ellen Brinksma


 Ellen Brinksma (confirmed)

Dr. Ellen Brinksma is Manager Environmental Statistics at Statistics Netherlands. She has been leading the environmental statistics group since early 2010. This group is responsible for a large diversity of environmental statistics, including waste statistics, various types of emissions to air, water and soil, and enviro-economical statistics. In her presentation, Brinksma will explain the role of Statistics Netherlands from a national and European perspective, and will focus on the data delivered from readily available databases at Statistics Netherlands to the research on e-waste in 2011.




 Hiroyuki Furukawa (confirmed)

Hiroyuki Furukawa is Director of ENE EcologyNet Europe and President of ENE EcologyNet Japan. He graduated at the Okayama University of Science and has worked for Panasonic Corporation and MIECO. In 2000 he was appointed president of Ecologynet Japan, the take back scheme for Japanse Home Appliance Recycling Low. He is managing director of ENE EcologyNet Europe since 2005.


 Etienne Hendriks


 Etienne Hendriks (confirmed)

Etienne Hendriks is General Manager at Kyocera Mita Nederland B.V. The company offers a portfolio of advanced Document Solutions, printers and multifunctionals. As a subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation, a highly diversified global enterprise, the Dutch company contributes under the management rationale to the advancement of society and humankind. Kyocera is committed to maintaining effective environmental management systems. Etienne leads the company now for five years. In this time he has successfully implemented CSR organizational structures, plans and targets. He is a passionate supporter of the principle of Kaizen: focussing on continuous improvement of processes in manufacturing, engineering and business management.  




 Jaco Huisman (confirmed)

Jaco Huisman is Scientific Advisor at the United Nations University and Associate Professor at the Delft University of Technology. He received his Masters degree in Chemical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology in 1999. In 2003 he finished his Ph.D. at Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Design, Construction and Production, Design for Sustainability Program. After that he continued his work at Delft University of Technology as a Postdoc in commission of the Dutch Ministry of Environment, Philips Consumer Electronics – Environmental Competence Centre and Wecycle (Dutch take-back system for electronic waste). Adjacent tot his, he advises OEM’s, national take-back systems, governments and recyclers on using eco-efficiency evaluations to improve operations, waste policies, system organization and products.


 Jason Linnell


 Jason Linnell (confirmed)

Jason Linnell is co-founder and Executive Director of the National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER).  Jason leads and directs all daily activities of the NCER, including research on electronics recycling data and policy, as well as management of the Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse. Under Jason’s direction, the NCER manages and oversees the statewide network of collectors and recyclers for the Oregon State Contractor Program. Prior to forming the NCER in 2005, Jason served in the Environmental Affairs Department for the Electronic Industries Alliance, most recently as Staff Director. At EIA, Jason led industry negotiations on electronics recycling policy efforts and helped developed the industry's first comprehensive consumer education initiative on electronics recycling options. Jason holds Bachelor’s degrees from The Ohio State University, and a Master’s degree from Georgetown University.





 Eelco Smit (confirmed)

Eelco Smit is Senior Sustainability Manager at Philips Consumer Lifestyle where he is responsible for all recycling activities worldwide. In this job he is responsible for ensuring compliance of the company against all legal recycling requirements and optimizing the waste management processes. Furthermore he is also responsible for coordinating the companies’ activities on the use of recycled plastics. In this role Eelco represents Philips Consumer lifestyle at Industry Associations CECED and DIGITALEUROPE where he is actively involved in the lobby work on waste legislation in Europe. After completing a masters degree in Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology in 2003 he has held several positions in Environmental Affairs at LG Electronics and Epson Europe before moving to Philips Consumer Lifestyle in January 2011.




 Max Westerman (confirmed)

Max Westerman is a Dutch journalist who spent much of his professional life in the United States. For fifteen years, until 2006, he was the U.S. correspondent of RTL4 Dutch Television and covered all the major stories from that period. Westerman studied in New York; he obtained a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University. He worked as a writer for Newsweek and Business Week. He also contributed to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and CNN, and served as a U.S. correspondent for NRC Handelsblad, Elsevier Magazine and Dutch national radio. In recent years Westerman branched out with three TV-series and wrote two bestselling books. In recent years, he has been working as a speaker, moderator, radio host, tv commentator and columnist for various publications.







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