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Programme 12.00 Lunch and Coffee 13.00 Symposium begins, opening by the Chair of the Environmental Chemistry Group (Dr Tom Sizmur)
Ms Janet Gunter (Restart Project) Ms Gunter is an American/British activist, anthropologist who has lived and worked in Brazil, East Timor, Portugal and Mozambique. She is now based in London. She is one of the founders of the Restart Project, a London-based charity established to combat the “throwaway consumerist model of electronics” that has established in the 21st century.
Ms Gunter will speak on the disposable attitude associated with modern electronics and alternatives to recycling.
Mr. Andrew Bloodworth (British Geological Survey) Mr. Bloodworth is a Chartered Geologist and Mineralogist who has contributed significantly to planning and communication for mineral extraction and recovery. His experience includes extensive research into the impact of mining on the developing world as well as the public perception of minerals extraction and regulatory issues involved with minerals extraction and waste disposal. His current work sees his involvement in the Critical Minerals project, investigating scarce materials without substitutes, used in the manufacture of new and green technologies.
Mr. Bloodworth will speak on the state of security and scarcity of the supply of minerals used for the manufacture of electronics.
Speaker TBC Our third speaker will deliver a talk on material recovery and recycling, associated with electronics.
2020 Distinguished Guest Lecturer: Mr Steve Cottle (Edwards EMS Ltd) Mr. Cottle is a Senior Applications Manager at Edwards Vacuum. During his 25-year tenure at Edwards he has worked in multiple technical roles leading advanced development of customer specific solutions for Exhaust Management. He is an industry recognized expert in exhaust management and knowledgeable in all technical aspects of exhaust management. He holds a BSc in Chemistry from Bristol University.
Mr Cottle will speak on the management and pollution of exhaust gases associated with the manufacture of electronics.
Reports on the symposium will be included in the next issue of the Environmental Chemistry Bulletin, July 2020.
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