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Electronic Waste & Spent Lead Acid Batteries Capacity Building Workshop

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Proceedings: Electronic Waste & Spent Lead Acid Batteries Capacity Building Workshop (December 2007)

Environmentally Sound Management of Electronics Waste
Session Transcript & Presentation

Keynote Speech

Matt Hale, US EPA

Transcript (PDF) (5 pp, 27K)

Diagnosis of the Basic Generation of Electronics Waste in Mexico

Juan Barrera, Instituto Nacional de Ecología (INE)

Transcript (PDF) (7 pp, 44K)
Presentation (PDF) (24 pp, 260K)

Specific Diagnosis of Waste Electronics for the Northeast Region (Nuevo Leon,Tamaulipas and Coahuila)

Arturo Gavilan Garcia, INE

Transcript (PDF) (20 pp, 109K)
Presentation (PDF) (24 pp, 690K)

Electronics Waste Generation in the US: Baseline Reporting

Verena Radulovic, US EPA

Transcript (PDF) (4 pp, 30K)
Presentation (PDF) (13 pp, 113K)

Regulatory Frameworks for Electronics Waste: What is Happening Now?

Bob Tonetti, US EPA

Felipe de Jesús Olmedo Octaviano, Procuraduría Federal de Protección al Ambiente (PROFEPA)

Transcript (PDF) (4 pp, 33K)
Presentation (PDF) (17 pp, 100K)

Transcript (PDF) (2 pp, 15K)
Presentation (PDF) (6 pp, 248K)

Collection of Electronics Waste: A Critical Component

Mike Rowan, San Diego Goodwill

Verena Radulovic, US EPA

Transcript (PDF) (2 pp, 20K)
Presentation (PDF) (39 pp, 2MB)

Transcript (PDF) (5 pp, 39K)
Presentation (PDF) (9 pp, 200K)

Dismantling: Demanufacturing of Electronics and Lamps Recycling

Greg Sampson, Earth Protection Services Inc

Transcript (PDF) (6 pp, 45K)
Presentation (PDF) (98 pp, 1.6MB)

Recycling Infrastructure: E-Waste Recycling in Mexico – Potential Capacity in the Mexican Border Region

Patricia Tovar, REMEXMAR BC, La Red Mexicana de Manejo Ambiental de Residuos de Baja California, Asociación Civil

Transcript (PDF) (7 pp, 42K)
Presentation (PDF) (25 pp, 817K)

The Recycling Industry—View from the Private Sector

John Chilcott, International Association of Electronics Recycler (IAER)

Transcript (PDF) (6 pp, 34K)
Presentation (PDF) (16 pp, 278K)

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Certification Program

Eric Harris, ISRI

Transcript (PDF) (4 pp, 28K)
Presentation (PDF) (32 pp, 2.2MB)

International Association of Electronics Recyclers (IAER) Certification Program

John Chilcott, IAER

Transcript (PDF) (6 pp, 34K)
Presentation (PDF) (21 pp, 172K)

EPA-facilitated Certification Program

Bob Tonetti, US EPA

Transcript (PDF) (6 pp, 53K)
Presentation (PDF) (10 pp, 72K)

Lessons Learned in Recycling Electronic Waste

Bob Erie, E-World Recyclers

Greg Vorhees/Joe Nardone, Eco International (formerly Amandi)

John Bekiaris, HMR USA

Transcript (PDF) (6 pp, 47K)

Transcript (PDF) (4 pp, 34K)
Presentation (PDF) (31 pp, 2.6MB)


Transcript (PDF) (5 pp, 39K)

International Guidelines for the Environmentally Sound Management of Electronics Waste

Bob Tonetti, US EPA

Transcript (PDF) (4 pp, 33K)
Presentation (PDF) (18 pp, 107K)

Advanced Electronics Waste Topics (Innovative Approaches and Policy Development)

Future Regulatory / Policy Developments and Directions on Electronics Waste

Rick Goss, Information Technology Industry Council

Transcript (PDF) (12 pp, 55K)
Presentation (PDF) (34 pp, 96K)

Buying Greener Electronics: Procurement and Purchasing

Wayne Rifer, Green Electronics Council, Rifer Environmental

Transcript (PDF) (10 pp, 44K)
Presentation (PDF) (35 pp, 428K)

Designing Greener Electronics: Flame Retardants in Electronics Waste

Kathleen Vokes, US EPA

Transcript (PDF) (13 pp, 50K)
Presentation (PDF) (35 pp, 428K)

Partnerships, Guidelines and Other Canadian Initiatives on Electronic Waste

Michael VanderPol, Environment Canada

Presentation (PDF) (25 pp, 283K)

Reuse of Electronics through Developing Markets and Charitable Donations

Jim Lynch, CompuMentor (a Community Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher Program)

Transcript (PDF) (4 pp, 28K)
Presentation (PDF) (12 pp, 89K)

Business Development for Electronics Waste Recycling Operations

Eric Harris, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI)

Transcript (PDF) (4 pp, 28K)
Presentation (PDF) (19 pp, 1.4MB)

Environmentally Sound Management of Spent Lead Acid Batteries

Regulatory Framework for Spent Lead Acid Batteries (SLABs) and SLABs Recycling

Patrice Doré, Environment Canada

David Weinberg, Wiley Rein LLP

Felipe de Jesús Olmedo Octaviano, Procuraduría Federal de Protección al Ambiente (PROFEPA)

Transcript (PDF) (6 pp, 32K)
Presentation (PDF) (17 pp, 706K)

Transcript (PDF) (5 pp, 32K)
Presentation (PDF) (10 pp, 149K)

Transcript (PDF) (10 pp, 45K)
Presentation (PDF) (18 pp, 617K)

Collection and Storage Approaches for SLABs

Therese Cirone, RSR Corporation

Transcript (PDF) (7 pp, 41K)
Presentation (PDF) (41 pp, 2MB)

Reducing Air Emissions at SLAB Recycling Facilities

Russell Kemp, Environ International

Transcript (PDF) (7 pp, 53K)
Presentation (PDF) (11 pp, 4.5MB)

Health & Safety Protection: Blood Level Reduction Programs for Battery Recyclers

Dan Askin, ESCA Tech

Transcript (PDF) (8 pp, 66K)
Presentation (PDF) (51 pp, 2.6MB)

The Complete Battery Cycle

Jorge Guillen, Johnson Controls Mexico


Presentation (PDF) (23 pp,1.6MB)

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E-Waste Resources

EPA has identified numerous e-cycling resources for consumers, state and local governments, recyclers, manufacturers, retailers, and others. Resources in this list cover a wide variety of relevant and current topics, such as:

E-Waste Guides/Good Management Practices
Recommendations, guidelines, checklists, and additional tools in this section will help you develop an e-waste management program, organize a recycling event, donate your unwanted electronics, and more.

Facts about E-Waste
Learn about the basics with frequently asked questions and fact sheets on electronic waste and e-waste management.

Technical Resources
Need specialized information? Look here for technical resources pertaining to your specific project, such as reuse and recovery of used personal computers.

Looking Upstream
Information contained in this section can help reduce materials in the waste stream through smart product design and proper selection of manufacturing materials and processes.

International Efforts
Electronic waste is an urgent, global challenge. Check out the programs, initiatives, and resources being implemented across the world.

E-Waste Websites and Organizations
Various organizations have created programs and websites with information on e-waste and e-cycling. Find news, events, and information on resources available in your area on these sites.

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