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9:00 AM Keynote: IBM's Product End-of-Life Management Program

Ricardo Gonzalez Llera , Program Manager, Corporate Environmental Affairs, IBM

  • Outlining information security management process to ensure important data are destroyed
  • Understanding the flow of data – Where do data end up after recycle process
  • Methods to prevent corruption of data and protect confidential information
Ricardo Gonzalez Llera
Program Manager, Corporate Environmental Affairs
IBM

9:45 AM Addressing the Changing Climate in the Electronic Waste Industry

Mike Watson , Director of Compliance, Dell

Recently, there has been a noted shift in the way electronic waste is handled. This comes in the form of weigh-based pricing, collection targets and shrinking form factor. This session will address the future landscape of e-waste.

Mike Watson
Director of Compliance
Dell

11:15 AM Extended Producer Responsibility: A Vision for the Future

Heidi Sanborn , Executive Director, California Product Stewardship Council

There is a National movement towards Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), is a government strategy to place the responsibility for end of life product management on the producer and consumers of a product and not the general taxpayer or local government. California is one of the states leading the pack in EPR laws. This session explores:
  • Profitable partnerships- forming a National product stewardship e-waste policy that benefits producers, consumers, taxpayers, the environment and the economy
  • The CA Electronic Waste Recycling Act- established a funding mechanism to improve and provide for the proper end-of-life management of certain hazardous electronic products funded through a fee paid by consumers at the time of retail purchase
  • The more current data and information on International EPR systems
Heidi Sanborn
Executive Director
California Product Stewardship Council

12:00 PM Case Study: LCD Manufacturer

Gail Zuro , Project Coordinator Quality of E-Waste, Planar Systems

  • Compliance with electronic waste regulations often poses greater challenges to small manufacturers than to multinational corporations. Budgets and resources are harder to come by and there is more competition with other environmental compliance activities.  This session will detail some of these challenges and what internal organizations and tools can be capitalized to minimize them when possible.  There will also be an opportunity to discuss participants’ strategies and best practices which could prove beneficial as more states move toward their own legislation and more overall compliance legislation comes in effect.

Gail Zuro
Project Coordinator Quality of E-Waste
Planar Systems

12:45 PM Networking Lunch

2:45 PM Maximizing the Product Lifecycle

Sydney Randall , Environmental Specialist, UPS

Increasing the length of use for electronic products is a crucial part of any environmentally sound e-waste strategy. This case study from a DHS/TSA leader lays out their top-notch recycling program.
  • Discover the ins and outs of the Federal Electronics Challenge
  • Optimizing product donations within local communities such as schools
  • Calculate the tangible benefits of e-cycling using EPA’s Environmental Benefits Calculator
Sydney Randall
Environmental Specialist
UPS

Ever since the White House required federal agencies to EPEAT registration as part of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements for computers and displays. Customers are looking for the EPEAT seal of approval on their products. Retailers such as Amazon.com, Best Buy for Business, Tech Depot, Buy.com even allow users to search online by EPEAT certified products. It’s more important than ever to become EPEAT certified.
Building EPEAT “gold standard” values  into your products
  • Learn the new standards for imaging equipment and televisions and the major impact it will have on your recycling program
  • Tools OEM’s can use to “push the envelope,” and become a leader in the sustainability field

2:45 PM Maximizing the Product Lifecycle

Kathryn Jones , Environmental Protection Specialist, U.S. Transportation Security Administration

Increasing the length of use for electronic products is a crucial part of any environmentally sound e-waste strategy. This case study from a DHS/TSA leader lays out their top-notch recycling program.
  • Discover the ins and outs of the Federal Electronics Challenge
  • Optimizing product donations within local communities such as schools
  • Calculate the tangible benefits of e-cycling using EPA’s Environmental Benefits Calculator
Kathryn Jones
Environmental Protection Specialist
U.S. Transportation Security Administration

Latin America, Africa and the Middle East are increasing their e-Waste recycling capabilities in order to boost their economies.
  • Familiarize yourself with the varying regulations these countries have in place
  • Build a knowledge base of the cultures and populations of where your e-Waste is being recycled 
  • Set a core value system that can be applied throughout the globe

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