Sims Recycling Solutions President to Address Members at Paris Summit

G7 Resource Efficiency Alliance extends invitation to discuss value retention processes for consumer electronics 

PARIS, FRANCE (November 15, 2019) – Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS), a global leader in IT asset disposition and cloud recycling, announces that Ingrid Sinclair, global president, will address the G7 Alliance Value Retention Policies Workshop on 19th and 20th November in Paris, France. The workshop aims to bring together policy makers, representatives of business, civil society initiatives and experts from research, from G7 member states.

The workshop forms part of the Resource Efficiency Alliance, an international platform created by the G7 in 2015 with the objective to share best practices for using natural resources less, longer and better. Attendees will explore best practices and actions to promote the scaling-up of business models for consumer goods that involve remanufacture, refurbishment, resale and repair – collectively referred to as Value Retention Practices (VRP).

Sinclair will address the role of electronics recyclers in the transition to an economy that is more circular, discussing the importance of VRPs in high value consumer electronics. The address from Sims Recycling Solutions’ global lead will share best practice for developing efficient reuse and recycling practices geared towards retaining the highest material value and lifecycle by engaging with all actors in the supply chain.

“Environmentally and economically, consumer electronics offer so much potential for management in a closed-loop versus linear ‘take-make-waste’ manner,” says Sinclair discussing her planned address. “Extension of useful product life through refurbishment, repair and reuse translated into new material savings, less production waste and emissions. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to share our experience working with leading consumer electronics manufacturers to implement value retention processes on a global scale.”

The workshop is co-organised by the French G7 Presidency and the European Union, as a contribution to the Bologna Roadmap of the G7 Alliance on Resource Efficient. It builds on the discussions of policies for VRP by the G7 Alliance held in Brussels in 2017 and Montreal in 2018, and the past and ongoing work of the International Resource Panel.