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Electronic Sustainability in Business

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andrew foulkes

on 11 June 2013

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Transcript of Electronic Sustainability in Business

Regulation of Electronic Waste Recycling Electronic Waste Legal Environment Federal and State Law How are these programs paid for? PA Covered Device
Recycling Act Why Recycle? What are we buying? The E-Waste Problem Goal of Green IT Reuse Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Green IT Buy used.
Buy less packaging.
Buy reusable over disposable items.
Maintain and repair products.
Borrow, rent, or share. Reclamation Value
Conservation of Resources
Precious Metals
Creates Employment Opportunities Federal Legislative Mandates for Electronics Recovery: At present, there is no Federal mandate to recycle e-waste.
State Mandatory Electronics Recovery Programs: Many states have instituted mandatory electronics recovery programs. Advanced recovery fee –CA only
Annual fee or own program– MD & WV only
Return share – WA only*
Market share – 5 states
Return & market share – 8 States
Run their own programs – 5 States Andrew Foulkes
Partner, Director of Business Development
Green Technology Recycling "The study and practice of designing, manufacturing, using, and disposing of computers, servers, and associated subsystems such as monitors, printers, storage devices, and networking systems efficiently and effectively with minimal or no impact on the environment." To meet the needs of the digital age in ways without damaging or depleting finite natural resources on earth. Reduces the amount of waste that will need to be recycled or sent to landfills and incinerators Prevents pollution caused by reducing the need to harvest new raw materials Saves energy Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change Helps sustain the environment for future generations Saves money Allows products to be used to their fullest extent Macbook Pro Retina Display E-Waste by the Figures Consumers
Landfills and Resource Recovery Facilities
Haulers So What? Data Security Largest reason companies store outdated hardware www.greentechnologyrecycling.com Direct - 215-287-5276 Andrew Foulkes Resources earth911.org
isri.org Case Study:
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