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  1. Federal Electronics Challenge: EOL R10, R5, HQ Design Phase End of Life & Disposal Use & Re-Use Phase Purchase Phase Green Specs DfE Assessment Tool R10, HQ Proposed CRT Rule HQ Eco-industrial park/demfg. of used electronics, modeling costs HQ, PAZ e-Design workshop, Best practices for local govt. R9 Old Materials become new feedstock Sustainable Electronics Design Challenge HQ TCLP Testing of Electronic Components R4/R5 Thermal Treatment of Electronics Waste HQ-ORD DFE Lead-Free Solder project HQ DFE Computer Display project HQ Federal Electronics Stewardship Working Group HQ, OFEE NEPSI (Consumer & Small Biz focus) HQ Nat’l Electronics Mgmt & Compliance Assist. Workshops R4 Greening Electronics Fact sheet HQ Electronics Life Cycle Electronics Mgmt/Recycling Wkshp & Collection Event R4 Return to the Electronic Stewardship Page BFR Roundtable w/stakeholders- discussion of design thru disposition R9 E-Cycling Project R3 Plug Into Recycling CampaignHQ EPP for Electronic ProductsR10 WEPSI (NW Focus Multi Stakeholder Group) R10 E-Recycling Toolkit for Communities R7 Guidelines for electronics for CA agencies R9 Govt. Procurement Guide for EPP Computers R1 Evaluation of Cell phone reuse programs R2 Federal Electronics Challenge: Purchasing R10, R5, HQ Reused Electronics Market Study R1 Testing plastics from used electronics R5

  2. Nat’l Electronics Product Stewardship Initiative (NEPSI) • Goal is “the development of a system, which includes a viable financing mechanism, to maximize the collection, reuse, and recycling of used electronics, while considering appropriate incentives to design products that facilitate source reduction, reuse and recycling; reduce toxicity; and increase recycled content.” • Stakeholders: State/Local Govts., Manufacturers, Electronic Industries Alliance, Non-profits, Recyclers, Retailers • www.nepsi.org • Contact: Clare Lindsay, HQ (703.308.7266 - lindsay.clare@epa.gov)

  3. Western Electronics Product Stewardship Initiative (WEPSI) • Agreement signed August 2002 • Characteristics and features of a sustainable product stewardship system • Highlights activities that govt., industry and non-profits in the West can take to catalyze market and infrastructure development for product stewardship • Stakeholders: R9, R10, State/Local Govts., Manufacturers, Non-profits • www.wepsi.org • Contact: Viccy Salazar, R10 (206.553.1060 - salazar.viccy@epa.gov)

  4. Federal Electronics Stewardship Working Group • Signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperatively develop a cohesive national strategy • to increase demand for “greener” electronic products • address end-of-life management issues • Partners: Office of the Federal Environmental Executive (OFEE), CEQ, DOD, DOE, EPA, DOI, USPS • Currently supporting the Federal Electronics Challenge • Contact: Juan Lopez, OFEE (202.564.9288 - lopez.juan@epa.gov)

  5. Brominated Flame Retardants Roundtable • Conference & Stakeholder Meeting held in September 2002 • Partners: EPA, CDC, State/local govts., Non-profits, Manufacturers, Electronics mfg. • www.greenstart.org/efc9 • Contact: Eileen Sheehan, R9 (415.972.3287 – sheehan.eileen@epa.gov)

  6. e-Design workshop, Best practices for local govt. • Goal: Promote sustainable manufacturing and disposal practices in the high tech industry • Partners: Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, Materials for Future Foundation and Industrial Designers Society of America • Project includes • Partnership-building with Industrial Design Community • E-waste Forum on Foreign Exports (local govt. & communities) • Model Policy Development for Local Government • Contact: Adrienne Priselac, R9 (415.972.3285 - priselac.adrienne@epa.gov)

  7. DfE Assessment Tool • Design for Environment assessment tool for electronic products using a multi-stakeholder process • Similar to the LEEDS system with tiers of achievement • Partners: Zero Waste Alliance, Rifer Environmental, EPA OPPT/OSW • Contact: Viccy Salazar, R10 (206.553.1060 - salazar.viccy@epa.gov)

  8. Sustainable Electronics Design Challenge • Goal: To motivate electronics designers and manufacturers to fundamentally re-think electronics design and to create sustainable products for the long term • Green Blue Institute will create a set of ambitious design criteria for future electronics products, focusing on • redesigning the products of the future • address life cycle impacts of electronics • promote development of sustainable products • Designers and industry players will be formally challenged to meet criteria in visionary future products • Judging panel will identify winning submissions by late 2003 • Partners: Designers, manufacturers, public and private stakeholders • Contact: Marie Boucher, HQ (703.308.8754 – boucher.marie@epa.gov)

  9. DfE Lead-Free Solder project • Life-cycle assessment of tin-lead and lead-free alternative solders for informed industry choices about lead-free solders, moving away from tin-lead solder in the next few years • Goal definition and scoping phase completed • Collection of life-cycle inventory data by February 2003, Draft LCA report in May 2003, Final LCA in August 2003 • Partners: Electronic Industries Alliance, IPC (printed wiring board trade association), the Univ. TN Center for Clean Products and Clean Technologies, Electronics/Solder mfg., Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition • Contact: Kathy Hart, HQ (202.564.8787 – hart.kathy@epa.gov)

  10. DfE Computer Display project • Final Life-cycle assessment of impacts published December 2001 • associated with cathode-ray tube (CRT) and liquid crystal display (LCD) monitors • CRT monitor has greater impacts than the LCD monitor in all but two impact categories (eutrophication and aquatic toxicity) • Can lessen LCD environmental impacts by • Reducing energy consumption during manufacture • Cutting back on the use of chemicals that pose aquatic toxicity risks or that contribute to global warming (e.g., sulfur hexafluoride) • Eliminating the use of mercury • LCD manufacturers working toward improving the environmental profile of their displays • Partners: Electronic Industries Alliance, IPC, the University of Tennessee Center for Clean Products and Clean Technologies, original electronic equipment and component manufacturers and suppliers, the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition • www.epa.gov/oppt/dfe/pubs/comp-dic • Contact: Kathy Hart, HQ (202.564.8787 – hart.kathy@epa.gov)

  11. Greening Electronics Factsheet • Gives federal procurement officials info onthe purchasing of electronic equipment • Environmental and Health Concerns • EnergyStar® sample contract language • Green Purchase Model Criteria and Contract • Success Stories, Contacts and Resources • Timeline: Originally published in 5/02, undergoing internal/stakeholder review, revised fact sheets available by 3/03 • Partners: EPA EPP team document with internal and external stakeholder review • Contact: Chris Kent, HQ (202.564.8842 - kent.christopher@epa.gov)

  12. Environmentally Preferable Purchasing for Electronic Products • Develop the Green Purchasing Guide and host the www.productstewardship.net website with lots of information. • Support "green" purchasing of Electronic products, especially within the public sector • Partners: Northwest Product Stewardship Council, (See web site for full list of participating agencies) • Contact: Viccy Salazar, R10 (206.553.1060 - salazar.viccy@epa.gov)

  13. Govt. Procurement Guide to Purchasing Environmentally Preferable Computers • Targeted to state/local govt. procurement officials • Covering Environmental Health & Safety issues, identify EPP strategies to reduce impacts, how to start EPP program for computers • Partners: created by Product Stewardship Institute • NERC, SVTC, Full Circle Environmental • MA, state/local govts, City of Denver • EIA, TCO, IBM, Apple • Contact: Chris Beling, R1 (617.918.1792 - beling.christine@epa.gov)

  14. Guidelines for electronics for CA agencies • To be completed by summer 2003 • Partners: Green Seal, California Integrated Waste Management Board • Contact: Adrienne Priselac, R9 (415.972.3285 - priselac.adrienne@epa.gov)

  15. Federal Electronics Challenge • Will develop a hierarchy of options that federal organizations can implement to • make greener purchasing decisions • better manage their electronic assets and • Project will recognize both the economic and environmental impacts of federally owned electronic equipment. • Partners: OFEE, EPA R5/R9/R10/HQ, Federal Network for Sustainability • Contact: Viccy Salazar, R10 (206.553.1060 - salazar.viccy@epa.gov)

  16. Reused Electronics Market Study • Study of Reused Electronics Market Sustainability in New England • Surveying vendors involved with the reuse of computers and TVs to determine the economic viability and sustainability of this aspect of used electronics management • Survey ongoing, completion date Spring 2003 • Partners: Northeast Recycling Council • www.nerc.org/currentprojects.html#9 • Contact: Chris Beling, R1 (617.918.1792 - beling.christine@epa.gov)

  17. Testing plastics from used electronics • Testing high-end reuse of engineering plastics from used electronic products • Identify barriers & opportunities to recycling plastics from used electronic products in the manufacture of new electronic products. The project seeks to advance the establishment of closed-loop recycling for engineering plastics • Partners: MN, WI, IL, Sony, etc. • Contact: Jason Swift, R5 (312.886.0754 – swift.jason@epa.gov)

  18. Evaluation of Cell phone reuse programs • Goal: to study the effectiveness of selected cell phone donation and take-back programs • Determine how their value is recaptured and how collected phones are ultimately managed at end-of-life • Assess the environmental benefits of these programs • Partners: INFORM • Funded as EPA Innovations Pilot • Contact: Lorraine Graves, R2 (212.637.4099 - graves.lorraine@epa.gov)

  19. E-Recycling Toolkit for Communities • Toolkit for communities planning electronics recycling events developed from Midwest Electronics Recycling conference (2001) • Tool-kit will be completed Winter 02/03 • Partners: NE State Recycling Association • Contact: Dave Flora, R7 (913.551.7523 - flora.david@epa.gov)

  20. ECycling project • Goal: to develop an economically and environmentally sustainable collection, reuse, and recycling system for electronics • sharing responsibility among business (electronics manufacturers and retailers), government, and consumers. • Partners: • DE, MD, WV, VA, PA • Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, Envirocycle Inc., Waste Management Asset Recovery Group, Elemental Inc., Electronic Industries Alliance • Polymer Alliance Zone of West Virginia. • www.epa.gov/reg3wcmd/eCyclingwaste.htm • Contact: Claudette Reed, R3 (215.814.2997 – reed.claudette@epa.gov)

  21. Plug Into Recycling Campaign • Goal: Increase the number of used electronics safely collected and recycled nationwide by • educating consumers on why it’s important and motivating them to visit new and existing collection events across the US • Consumer awareness campaign linked to electronics recycling events around Earth Day 2003, launch at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2003 • Partners: Manufacturers, retailers, states, locals, feds, and non-profits. • Contact: Kathy Kaplan, HQ (703.308.8659 - kaplan.katharine@epa.gov)

  22. Electronics Mgmt/Recycling Workshop & Collection Event • Mobile, Alabama • Collection event was a 'hands-on' training event for the workshop participants • Workshop attended by 30 AL state and local officials and was followed by a 2-day collection event for public, area businesses • Contact: Pam Swingle, R4 (404.562.8482 - swingle.pamela@epa.gov)

  23. National Electronics Mgmt & Compliance Assistance Workshops • Discussed regulatory/compliance issues, policies, markets, and needs of regulated community • Over 100 participants at each workshop • First in Denver - July 2002 • Second in Atlanta – September 2002 • Organized by Southern Waste Information eXchange • Contact: Pam Swingle, R4 (404.562.8482 - swingle.pamela@epa.gov)

  24. TCLP Testing of Electronic Components • Testing whole computer (CPU), keyboards, and peripherals for 8 RCRA metals, inc. Lead • Using Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure • To identify toxicity issues for electronics beyond the Cathode Ray Tubes (monitors) • Partners: Regions 4 and 5 funded research at the University of Florida • Contact: Pam Swingle, R4 (404.562.8482 - swingle.pamela@epa.gov)

  25. Thermal Treatment of Electronics Waste • Goal: To evaluate emissions from low and high temperature thermal processing of e-waste • Laboratory and pilot-scale experimental program • Low temperature processing simulates roasting operation • High temperature processing simulates municipal waste combustor • Variables of interest • Partitioning of metals between bottom ash and fly ash • Leachability of metals from bottom ash and fly ash • Formation of organic air toxics (e.g., dioxins and furans, brominated products of incomplete combustion) • Currently funded through ORD/NRMRL exploratory research grant • Looking for partners • Contact: Eric Stewart, ORD (919-541-3684 - stewart.eric@epa.gov)

  26. Eco-industrial park/electronics demanufacturing • Congressional earmark to construct an eco-industrial park in the Parkersburg, WV area • To dismantle used electronics and manufacturing new products using the plastics obtained from this recycling • Polymer Alliance Zone doing economic and business modeling on how to collect, transport and recycle used electronics • Partners: PAZ, DOE • Contact: Clare Lindsay, HQ (703.308.7266 - lindsay.clare@epa.gov)

  27. Proposed CRT Rule • Status of CRTs (product - waste) • Households, small generators, intended reuse/repair = not regulated • Streamlined requirements for glass processors • Haz waste rules apply if landfilled or incinerated • Final Rule in May 2004 • Contact: Marilyn Goode, HQ (703.308.8800 - goode.marilyn@epa.gov)

  28. Return To OFEE.gov