For the past few years, ISRI has sent staff to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to gather intelligence about the trends in electronics and automobiles, meet with EPA and congressional officials, and identify opportunities where ISRI could help promote product designs towards easier and improved reuse and recycling.
CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. CES showcases more than 4,500 exhibiting companies
, including manufacturers, and developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; a conference program
with more than 250 conference sessions and more than 180,000 attendees
from over 155 countries. CES spans more than 2.75 million net square feet of exhibit space and features 20 product categories and 26 Marketplaces.
This year, ISRI is partnering with the Consumer Technology Association – the host of CES – to hold a roundtable discussion with leading electronics manufacturers, the EPA, and ISRI members primarily from ISRI’s Electronics Division. CES, hosted in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest and most influential global technology event and also the world’s fifth largest auto show, making it a great place to see the next innovations that will be on the shelf at an auto dealership in the not-so-distant future. Furthermore, it provides an excellent opportunity to discuss recycling with the world’s largest and fastest growing consumer technology brands. Our group discussion on Thursday afternoon will center on the Circular Economy and Sustainable Materials Management with an emphasis on improved product design for recycling. During this discussion, experts will highlight examples of progress, identify challenges and discuss resolutions and strategies. It is hoped that these discussions will become an annual event to open up dialogues with various industries from consumer technology, white goods, automobiles and other products. We also hope to include legislators and their staffs soon.
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