E-scrap Symposium 2016
Date : September 27 (Tue), 2016
Place: Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo

A special symposium titled “E-scrap symposium 2016” was held on September 27, 2016, in the Convention Hall of the Institute of Industrial Science (IIS) with nine invited speakers from government, industry, and academia. The symposium was inaugurated with an opening address by Professor Teruo Fujii, Director of IIS. Approximately 200 people attended this symposium and participated in the discussion on the current status and challenges of E-scrap recycling. On September 28, a plant tour of the recycling facilities was arranged for students and young researchers. Participants visited the Strategic Urban Mining Research Base (SURE) of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and the Hitachi Works of the JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation.

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