#05: How Would E-Waste Work Within a Circular Economy?

Get expert insights on how businesses can achieve a circular economy and sustainability through the refurbishment of electronic goods. 

Disruptors Unleashed Podcast

#05: How Would E-Waste Work Within a Circular Economy?

Tune in as our experts explore the implementation of circular economy principles in business models, focusing on tackling the growing e-waste problem by restoring and repairing electronic devices. Uncover the hurdles in gaining customer confidence within the refurbished market and hear from Camille Richard, Chief Sustainability Officer at Back Market, on promoting the environmental benefits of choosing renewed electronics. Discover more

Sustainability > Industry experts > Dassault Systèmes®

Meet our speakers

Jonathan Dutton > Sustainability Marketing Director > Dassault Systèmes®
Jonathan Dutton
Sustainability Marketing Director, Dassault Systèmes
Camille Richard > Chief Sustainability Officer, Back Market > Dassault Systèmes®
Camille Richard
Chief Sustainability Officer, Back Market

The impact of technology on the planet is very concerning. Today, around 4% of the global carbon emissions are due to digitalization, and 75% of those emissions are due to the manufacturing of digital devices.”


Camille Richard

Read the transcript

Narrator: Welcome to Disruptors Unleashed, where we highlight the disruptive technologies shaping our world. In our previous episode, we followed the inspiring story of trailblazer Easton LaChappelle, as he transformed his bedroom project into an enterprise dedicated to crafting the world’s most lightweight and affordable prosthetic limbs.

In this episode, Jonathan Dutton from Dassault Systèmes and Camille Richard from online e-commerce platform Back Market explore the refurbishment industry, and how it’s challenging the norms and conventions of product design and manufacturing.

Jonathan: Hello and welcome to this session where we will explore how companies integrate circular economy practices into their business models. How can we reduce the amount of waste while making renewed devices attractive, especially in the high-tech industry? The real challenge is building customer trust.

I'm Jonathan Dutton, Sustainability Marketing Director at Dassault Systèmes. And my guest today is Camille Richard, Chief Sustainability Officer at Back Market. She will provide insights on the refurbishment of electronic goods and its environmental impact. 

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