The International CARE Electronics Office is pleased to announce the Green Electronics 2011 workshop on Resource Efficiency in the Electric and Electronics Industry. It will take place from November 8 - 10, 2011 in Bucharest, Romania, the second largest market in Eastern Europe. MotivationLast year the European Commission has identified a list of 14 economically important raw materials which are subject to a higher risk of supply interruption.There are a number of reasons for this heightened supply risk. One of which is the high concentration of the production of a raw material in a given non-EU country. Other reasons are the low political-economic stability of the main supplier(s), as well as the low substitutability and low recycling rates of the raw material itself. The graphic below presents the production concentration of the critical raw materials by source country.The European Commission will monitor the issue of critical raw materials to identify priority actions, but how can industry respond to this threat?What are major sectors and players in the electric and electronic industry already doing to substitute and/or recover those critical materials? What are the trends in research and innovation? How can we collect more End-of-Life products?These are some of the questions that will be discussed during the workshop!