Changing the Global E-waste Cycle

April 24, 2018

Ann Arbor, Michigan

During this all-day public event, experts in sustainability, population health, policy, and design processes will lead discussions on the complex issues surrounding global production and transportation of electronic waste and its impact on vulnerable communities around the world.

A number of corporations, researchers, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are currently evaluating solutions to reduce e-waste generation and promote safe recycling processes. This event is part of a project aimed at engaging diverse experts and stakeholders in discussions that will lead to community-led, research-based solutions that address the substantial existing public health hazards associated with e-waste.

Visit the website: Changing the Global E-waste Cycle

The event is free, but registration is required to attend in person or via live stream.

Sign up to be notified when registration and poster submissions open.

The morning session will focus on specific research findings from recycling communities in Ghana, Thailand, and Chile. This research will lay the groundwork for an afternoon session that will highlight broader issues and ramifications of e-waste recycling. Panelists will follow their presentations with discussions that will include questions and comments from audience members. Poster submissions will be solicited.

For our international partners who cannot attend in person, the event will be live-streamed.
Please contact event organizers with any personal accessibility requirements. All efforts will be made to ensure the event is accessible to all individuals.

Contact: Stephanie Sayler 734-647-4379 /

School of Public Health LogoEvent support provided the University of Michigan Graham Sustainability Institute and School of Public Health