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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.

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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


Thermal Treatment of Electronics Waste


DFE Lead-Free Solder project HQ

DFE Computer Display project HQ

Federal Electronics Stewardship Working Group



(Consumer & Small Biz focus) HQ

Nat’l Electronics Mgmt & Compliance Assist. Workshops R4

Greening Electronics Fact sheet


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

nat l electronics product stewardship initiative nepsi
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
  • Contact: Clare Lindsay, HQ

(703.308.7266 -

western electronics product stewardship initiative wepsi
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
  • Contact: Viccy Salazar, R10

(206.553.1060 -

federal electronics stewardship working group
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 -

brominated flame retardants roundtable
Brominated Flame Retardants Roundtable
  • Conference & Stakeholder Meeting held in September 2002
  • Partners: EPA, CDC, State/local govts., Non-profits, Manufacturers, Electronics mfg.
  • Contact: Eileen Sheehan, R9

(415.972.3287 –

e design workshop best practices for local govt
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 -

dfe assessment tool
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 -

sustainable electronics design challenge
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 –

dfe lead free solder project
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 –

dfe computer display project
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
  • Contact: Kathy Hart, HQ

(202.564.8787 –

greening electronics factsheet
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 -

environmentally preferable purchasing for electronic products
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing for Electronic Products
  • Develop the Green Purchasing Guide and host the 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 -

govt procurement guide to purchasing environmentally preferable computers
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 -

guidelines for electronics for ca agencies
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 -

federal electronics challenge
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 -

reused electronics market study
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
  • Contact: Chris Beling, R1

(617.918.1792 -

testing plastics from used electronics
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 –

evaluation of cell phone reuse programs
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 -

e recycling toolkit for communities
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 -

ecycling project
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.
  • Contact: Claudette Reed, R3

(215.814.2997 –

plug into recycling campaign
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 -

electronics mgmt recycling workshop collection event
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 -

national electronics mgmt compliance assistance workshops
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 -

tclp testing of electronic components
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 -

thermal treatment of electronics waste
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 -

eco industrial park electronics demanufacturing
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 -

proposed crt rule
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 -