Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 15:41:54 -0700
From: ann leonard <email@example.com>
For those interested in e-waste issues, and other P2 developments on
the West Coast, the Western Regional Pollution Prevention Network is
hosting a conference in October (right after the annual meeting).
Thursday's workshops will focus on e-waste. Please see below and
http://www.wrppn.org/ for more information.
WRPPN Annual P2 Conference
October 15-17, 2003
Granlibakken Conference Center
Tahoe City, CA
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2003
Technical Session: E-Waste and P2
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
P2RX Topic Hub for Electronic Waste
This primer is intended as a quick guide to the essential P2 information
on Electronic Waste, as well as a compilation of pertinent on-line resources.
EPA Region 9 Electronic Waste
Electronic waste refers to electronic products that have finished their
useful life. Consumer electronic products include televisions and
monitors, computers, computer peripherals, audio and stereo equipment,
VCRs, DVD players, video cameras, telephones, fax and copying machines,
cellular phones, wireless devices, and video game consoles.
DfE Computer Display Partnership
The DfE Computer Display Partnership, along with the electronics industry,
evaluated the life-cycle environmental impacts, performance, and cost of
technologies that are used in desktop computer monitorsnamely, cathode ray
tubes (CRT) and liquid crystal displays (LCD). This project generated data
to assist original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers in the
electronics field in incorporating environmental considerations into their
decision-making processes and identify areas for improvement.
Californians Against Waste
Established in 1977, Californians Against Waste (CAW) is a nonprofit
grassroots organization that has grown to represent the interests of more
than 24,000 Californians. We rely on individual donations for over 90% of
our operating funds, and therefore answer only to our activist citizen
National Electronics Product Stewardship Initiative
The National Electronics Product Stewardship Initiative has been created
to bring stakeholders together to develop solutions to the issue of
electronic products management. The infrastructure for collecting, reusing
and recycling electronics in the United States has not kept pace with this
growing waste stream, and the number of electronic products entering the
waste stream is projected to increase dramatically unless reuse and
recycling options expand. All stakeholders involved, federal, state and
local governments, manufacturers, retailers, recyclers, and environmental
groups, are concerned about and motivated to find a solution to this issue.
Wastewise Electronics Challenge Resource Page
With the current pace of technological advancement, electronic equipment
becomes outdated quickly. Electronics can be reused, upgraded, and
remanufactured. Extending the life of electronic products can also reduce
disposal costs and provide potential tax write-offs.
Electronic Product Recovery and Recycling (EPR2) Project
The EPR2 Project promotes environmentally safe, responsible, and
cost-effective management of electronic equipment that has reached the end
of its useful life or no longer meets the needs of its original owners.
The project will help identify and prioritize ways to overcome market,
economic, regulatory, administrative, and institutional barriers to
effective management of electronic equipment throughout its life cycle.
Dr. Marc Siegel
WRPPN P2 Listserv Manager
Western Regional Pollution Prevention Network - "P2 West"
WRPPN URL: http://www.wrppn.org
P2 West Site Search: http://www.wrppn.org/search.cfm
P2 Calendar of Events:http://www.wrppn.org/cal/calendar.htm
P2 West Topic Hubs: http://www.wrppn/P2Rx/hub.htm
EPA Region IX URL: http://www.epa.gov/region09/cross_pr/p2/index.html
The Western Regional Pollution Prevention Network is a cooperative
alliance of pollution prevention (P2) programs throughout EPA Region IX.
The network focuses on regional P2 issues through researching,
consolidating, and disseminating P2 information. The network increases
P2 effectiveness by providing P2 programs with timely, accurate and
useful information and resources