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GEC Panelist Feature: Charging Ahead: Designing Circular Electronics

May 22 - May 23

GEC Panelist Feature: Charging Ahead: Designing Circular Electronics

Wednesday, May 22, 2024
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Grand Horizon Ballroom C

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How can circular design principles be effectively integrated into the electronics industry to achieve systems-change?

In an industry marked by rapid innovation and consumption, embracing circularity in electronics is paramount — not only for mitigating environmental impact through waste and resource extraction, but also for fostering innovation, resilience and long-term viability within the industry. The Circular Electronics Partnership, in collaboration with Accenture, is set to publish the Circular Design Handbook for Electronics which bridges the gap between the vision for circularity and clear strategic and executional direction. Co-created with industry experts, the handbook will offer comprehensive guidance for applying circular principles to the electronics industry, marrying technical know-how with the essential enabling conditions for success. In this session, we’ll offer a behind the scenes look at the handbook and hear from leaders shaping the future of circular design in electronics.


Baptiste Sené-Donnais
Accenture – Industry X Industrial Design

Jason Brown
Director, Device Repair Operations Program Management

Ralitza Naydenova
Communications & Operations Lead
Circular Electronics Partnership

Featuring GEC Panelist:

Erica Terek
Director, Sustainability Criteria Development
Global Electronics Council

As Director, Sustainability Criteria Development, Erica leads the development of lifecycle, science-based sustainability criteria for GEC ecolabel product categories, as well as other GEC tools and resources to enable sustainable procurement.

Erica has over 25 years of professional experience in the environment, health, safety, and sustainability field.  Her environmental policy and standards development work in particular includes participating as a stakeholder in the development of the original IEEE 1680.2 imaging equipment standard and serving as co-chair of the environmentally sensitive materials subgroup (IEEE 1680.2/1680.3 combined working group) for the EPEAT ecolabel. She has experience executing workplace chemical exposure risk assessments and leading environment, health and safety audit teams, as well as facilitating product environmental compliance, specifically e-waste, chemical material restrictions, and ecolabels. For the past decade, Erica has worked across disciplines and geographies to facilitate the development and communication of consensus policy positions for a range of product environmental issues in the ICT industry, from eco-design to responsible end-of-life.

Prior to joining GEC, Erica held various positions including Senior Director of Policy with the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) and most recently as a Senior Product Environment Regulatory Engineer with Dell Technologies. Erica has a B.S. from Rochester Institute of Technology, an M.S. from the University of Rochester, and a master’s in International Public Policy (MIPP), environmental policy focus from Johns Hopkins University.

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