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Circular Economy

Circular Electronics: Designing Out Waste

September 14, 2020

Hold the phone! Can waste be designed out of consumer electronics?

Building off of the established principles of the Responsible Business Alliance’s (RBA’s) previous session, this more in-depth series of case studies will explore how electronics companies are designing waste out of products and offerings, including easily repairable and modular consumer electronics. This discussion explores deeper nuances of the circular economy approaches to recycling electronics.


  • Dan Reid, Senior Environmental Program Manager, Responsible Business Alliance
  • Remco Kouwenhoven, Social Innovation Lead, Fairphone
  • Jordan Tse, Sustainability Program Manager, Facebook
  • Shelley Zimmer, Sustainability Program Manager, HP