From September 7-9 2016 the fifth Electronics Goes Green Conference took place in Berlin. Close the Gap was part of the 400 conference delegate participating. Our colleague Inge Knapen, Close the Gap’s Operations Director, had the chance to co-present a session with our longtime partner Arrow Electronics. For the occasion, Scott Venhaus presenting “Arrow Value Recovery and Close the Gap partner to Close the Loop for Electronics” during the session dedicated to Social Responsibility.
Earlier this year, Close the Gap and Arrow Electronics joint forces to produce an abstract, explaining the collaboration between us, and how this could close the loop, in a circular economy. The abstract got selected to be presented during the “Social Responsibility” session. Inge and Scott had the chance to explain to the audience how we are doing everything we can to close the material loops including collecting, repairing, refurbishing, parts harvesting, extensive re-use, upcycling, and ultimately responsibly recycling returning everything possible to the manufacturing stream.