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9:00 AM KEYNOTE: What Do We Need From Federal e-Waste Regulations?

Ken Lowe , Vice President & Co-Founder, Vizio

 OEM’s are all too familiar with the fact that 26 states have 26 differing e-Waste regulations, and the rest
have absolutely none. Now, the Federal Government is once again thinking of stepping in to increase
consistency.
  • Understanding OEM needs: Can the industry come up with its own guidelines on exports?
  • Strategizing ways to improve e-Waste regulations, to allow for safe and cost-effective recycling
  • An in-depth analysis of the best of the current state regulations
Ken Lowe
Vice President & Co-Founder
Vizio

9:45 AM State by State Regulation: Drivers and Inhibitors for Recycling

Cheryl Coleman , Divisional Director, Environmental Protection Agency

Mandatory electronics recovery programs and e-Waste recycling laws have been implemented in 26 states and counting. This session will highlight the state policies that are driving effective waste management.
  • Harmonize operations across regulatory borders
  • Comply with e-Waste laws under varied jurisdictions
  • Act responsibly as a registered manufacturer across all states
Cheryl Coleman
Divisional Director
Environmental Protection Agency

11:15 AM Panel Discussion: Unveiling New Technologies

Michael B. Korzenski Ph. D. , Senior Director, Sustainable Technologies, ATMI

John Warner Ph.D. , President, Chief Technology Officer, Board of Directors, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

Fast, Effective, Efficient. Those are the key ingredients for developing effective reverse supply chain logistics. Technology development and technology manufacturing efficiency can be key bottlenecks impacting continued growth and profitability. A unique understanding of material science and interfacial science is required to:

  • Control interfacial and molecular interactions in order to create custom-engineered material solutions
  • Utilize materials most efficiently in order to create an economically viable process
  • Develop comprehensive “Process Efficiency,” which allows for more comprehensive solutions, customers can adopt quickly, safely, and at a lower cost
Michael B. Korzenski Ph. D.
Senior Director, Sustainable Technologies
ATMI

John Warner Ph.D.
President, Chief Technology Officer, Board of Directors
Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

12:00 PM Networking Lunch

Sony’s recycling initiative was the first in the nation to involve both a major electronics manufacturer and a national waste management company. By providing customers with easy access to Sony GreenFill e-Recycle Drop Boxes at their local retailers, has been able to collect over 27.1 million pounds of unwanted electronics. Sony has held over 101 event days to help educate consumers on the importance of e-cycling. Over 87,000 consumers participated in these drive through events where Sony offered free recycling of all brands of unwanted electronics. Their goal is to collect one pound of electronics for every pound produced.
  • Maintaining a steady supply of recycled materials back into its product life cycle in order to decrease the reliance on raw materials
  • Partnering with retailers to create a symbiotic relationship that will also benefits customers and the environment
  • Increase brand awareness through providing consumers with a fast and convenient recycling option
Doug Smith
Director
Sony USA

1:45 PM Leaders Lead: Taking a Visible Role in Sustainability

Mike Enberg , e-Stewards Enterprise Manager, Basel Action Network

The problem of e-Waste continues to exist, in fact, it’s worse now than ever. Attention must be paid at the highest level in order for this to be a solvable problem, as long as the marketplace stands up and takes a leadership role. This presentation will cover:
  • The consequences of irresponsible recycling
  • Opportunities to create corporate equity throughout the world
Mike Enberg
e-Stewards Enterprise Manager
Basel Action Network

3:15 PM e-Waste Regulations: The State View

Dmitriy Nikolayev , Procurement Manager, Facilities and Environmental , Commonwealth of Massachusetts

What exactly does the State want from us? This is a question many producers ask themselves. This session introduces a Massachusetts State official to zero in on what local government is looking for.
  • Learn about MA’s unique internal e-disposal infrastructure
  • Why they chose and R2 certification system
  • The CRT ban and how it directly affects producers
  • How producers can best meet the requirements in the Extended Producer Responsibility Act
Dmitriy Nikolayev
Procurement Manager, Facilities and Environmental
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

4:00 PM Panel Discussion: Responsible Recycling: Standing Up for Good Corporate Citizenship

Mike Moss , Director of Corporate Environmental Affairs, Samsung

Mike Enberg , e-Stewards Enterprise Manager, Basel Action Network

Hear from a panel of experts on their perspective of what it means to be a “Good Corporate Citizen” and how to achieve those goals.
  • What does responsible e-Waste recycling entail?
  • What is the business case for responsible recycling and does it inherently clash with environmental and ethical concerns? 
 
Mike Moss
Director of Corporate Environmental Affairs
Samsung

Mike Enberg
e-Stewards Enterprise Manager
Basel Action Network

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