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Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD)

News and Events

News about RAD

10,000 Reasons to be Happy: Spichers Appliance Joined GE Appliances’ Product Recycling Program Exit
April 29, 2015

EPA Welcomes Delaware Health and Social Services to Responsible Appliance Disposal Team Exit
April 21, 2015

Upcoming Events

2017 RAD Fall Partner Meeting
Chicago, IL (date and time TBD)
The RAD program will be hosting a partner meeting on the margins of the 2017 ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting (invite only). Contact Sally Hamlin at Hamlin.Sally@epa.gov for additional details.

News and Events Archive

  • 2016

    2016 RAD Fall Partner Meeting
    October 25, 2016
    The RAD program held an in-person partner meeting on October 25, 2016. The partner meeting began with a recap of 2015 partner achievements, an overview of recently completed and upcoming RAD activities, and recent domestic and international actions that impact RAD partners. Following the presentation, partners broke out into two roundtable discussion groups. The first discussion group focused on topics related to RAD benefits, marketing, and consumer outreach, while the second discussion group focused on topics related to increasing program growth and enhancing RAD partner benefits.

    Becoming RAD Webinar
    August 31, 2016
    The RAD program hosted a webinar, Becoming RAD, on August 31, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar featured presentations by the RAD Program Manager and RAD utility partners Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) and Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE). The RAD Program Manager opened with a brief introduction to the RAD Program and an overview of the benefits. Following this presentation, ComEd and BGE discussed their respective RAD partnerships including how their programs operate, program strategies, and benefits achieved.

    RAD Non-Energy Benefits (NEBs) Webinar
    June 2, 2016
    The RAD program hosted a webinar, RAD Non-Energy Benefits (NEBs), on June 2, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EDT. The webinar featured presentations by RAD utility partner Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), the Cadmus Group (Cadmus), and ICF International (ICF). ComEd opened with a brief presentation on its appliance recycling program; Cadmus presented its latest research on NEBs of appliance recycling programs; and ICF discussed how RAD calculates NEBs for partners.

    2016 RAD Spring Partner Meeting
    April 13, 2016
    The RAD program held an in-person partner meeting on April 13, 2016. As in prior years, the meeting was structured as a facilitated roundtable dialogue. The meeting covered the following discussion topics: national and international efforts to address hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), aligning RAD activities with partner needs, and partner successes and program challenges.

    ENERGY STAR Flip Your Fridge Campaign
    2016
    It’s time to Flip Your Fridge! Why not recycle that old energy wasting refrigerator and replace it with a new ENERGY STAR certified model? You’ll save energy and help protect the climate—plus benefit from the many rebates available for purchases and recycling. Cool for you and cool for the planet!

    RAD 2015 Reporting Form Webinar
    January 29, 2016
    The RAD program hosted the annual RAD reporting form overview and training webinar on Friday, January 29, from 1:30-2:30 PM EDT. During the webinar, RAD provided an overview of the 2015 annual reporting form and gave a brief demonstration on how to complete the new form.

  • 2015

    2015 RAD Fall Partner Meeting
    October 13, 2015
    The RAD program held an in-person partner meeting on October 13, 2015. As in prior years, the meeting was structured as a facilitated roundtable dialogue. The meeting covered the following discussion topics: 2014 RAD partner achievements and trends, national and international efforts to address HFCs, enhancing RAD partner recognition, and communicating the benefits of RAD.

    Multifamily Appliance Recycling Programs (ARPs) Webinar
    August 19, 2015
    The RAD program hosted a webinar, Multifamily Appliance Recycling Programs (ARPs), on August 19, 2015, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar was presented by RAD utility partners Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), which discussed their respective multifamily ARPs. Topics covered included program history and design, successes, challenges, and lessons learned.

    2015 RAD Spring Partner Meeting
    April 20, 2015
    The RAD program held an in-person partner meeting on April 20, 2015. As in prior years, the meeting was structured as a facilitated roundtable dialogue. The meeting covered the following discussion topics: partner recognition, collaborative marketing, and collaboration with ENERGY STAR on the Flip Your Fridge campaign.

  • 2014

    2014 RAD Fall Partner Meeting
    October 24, 2014
    The RAD program held an in-person partner meeting on October 24, 2014. As in prior years, the meeting was structured as a facilitated roundtable dialogue. The meeting covered the following discussion topics: partner recognition, collaborative marketing, and quantifying non-energy benefits of appliance recycling programs.

    2014 RAD Spring Partner Meeting
    April 29, 2014
    The RAD program held an in-person partner meeting on April 29, 2014. As in prior years, the meeting was structured as a facilitated roundtable dialogue. The meeting covered the following discussion topics: overview of recent RAD program activities, opportunities for retailer-utility partnerships and consumer awareness and satisfaction, recycling facilities with foam recovery capabilities, and partner challenges with foam recovery across blowing agent types and other recycling trends.

    Retailer-Utility Recycling Programs: Close-up on Sears and Consumers Energy
    March 26, 2014
    The RAD program hosted a webinar on March 26, 2014, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EST. The webinar discussed RAD utility-retailer partnerships and opened a forum for discussion of best practices on this topic. It highlighted the approach of RAD retail partner, Sears; RAD utility partner, Consumers Energy; and appliance recycler, JACO Environmental.

    Increasing Climate Benefits through Your Recycling Program: Close-up on GE Appliances’ Approach
    February 26, 2014
    The RAD program hosted a webinar on February 26, 2014, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM EDT, to discuss strategies for increasing climate benefits through your recycling program. The webinar discussed trends in foam recovery and highlighted the approach of RAD manufacturer partner General Electric (GE) Appliances, and its appliance recycler ARCA Advanced Processing (AAP).

  • 2013
  • 2012

    RAD Celebrate 50 Partners and Six Years of Achievement
    December 2012

    RAD Working Session at the ENERGY STAR Partner Products Meeting
    October 24, 2012
    The RAD program held an in-person partner meeting on October 24, 2012. The meeting was structured as a facilitated roundtable dialogue and the meeting covered the following discussion topics: overview of 2012 RAD program successes; opportunities for enhancing partnerships between utilities, retailers, and manufacturers; refrigerator and foam recycling trends; and upcoming resources and events.