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Recycle Across America to leverage big brands, celebrities for recycling summit

Messaging is a powerful mechanism for impacting change, which is why RAA has partnered with television network Pivot to expand the message of recycling.

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Prof. Oladele Osibanjo joins SERI Board of Directors

SERI is honored that Oladele Osibanjo of Ibaden, Nigeria has joined the SERI Board of Directors.  For many years, Professor Osibanjo has been an ardent proponent for responsible global management of used and end-of-life electronics.   In particular, he has worked to address the difficult and urgent challenges faced by developing countries, especially in Africa.   

Professor Osibanjo has held a number of prominent positions during his distinguished career.  He recently retired from his position as Professor of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria after 40 years of service. 

He served as Executive Director of the Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for Training & Technology Transfer for the African Region until his retirement this past December. 

Professor Osibanjo also recently retired as Co-chair of PACE — the Partnership for Action on Computing Equipment.  PACE is a multi-stakeholder public-private partnership established at the 2006 meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention.  Its charge is to develop strategies for assuring environmentally sound refurbishment, repair, material recovery, recycling and disposal of used and end-of-life computing equipment.

“It is a great pleasure that l will have the opportunity to contribute to the work of SERI, especially from a developing country perspective,” says Professor Osibanjo.  “I look forward to working with the other members of the SERI Board as we chart the organization’s future.”

Professor Osibanjo’ experience and commitment to responsible global management of used and end-of-life electronics are well aligned with SERI’s mission:

SERI works to create a world where electronic products are reused and recycled in a way that promotes resource preservation; the well-being of the natural environment; and the health and safety of workers and communities.

“SERI is privileged to have Professor Osibanjo serving on the Board of Directors,” says John Lingelbach, SERI’s executive director.  “We look forward to his insights and efforts to further SERI’s work, especially in developing countries.”

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R2 Update Newsletter – February 2016

In this issue:

  • USEPA’s Implementation Study and R2
  • The Compentency of Internal Auditors
  • R2 TAC meets in Dallas
  • Introducing R2 to Japan

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Latest news stories from Plastics Recycling Update: Dunkin’ and other chains order up more material recovery

Dunkin’ and other chains order up more material recovery

By Editorial Staff, Plastics Recycling Update

April 12, 2016

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R2 Update Newsletter – March 2016

In this issue:

  • Professor Oladele Osibanjo joins SERI Board of Directors
  • Grow your business with a Campus Allowance 
  • R2 Leaders meet for 2nd annual summit
  • How the updated ISO 14001 Standard may affect R2 companies

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Shifting the Focus from End-Of-Life Recycling to Continuous Product Lifecycles

Shifting the Focus from End-Of-Life Recycling to Continuous Product Lifecycles

CircularEconomyWP-ThumbnailBehind the word “recycling” lie myriad issues that present an important challenge to organizations that have a stake in the responsible management of the end-of-life products. From adopting different metrics to measuring the success of recycling programs to an increasing demand for tailored solutions, recycling should not be looked at in a vacuum but as part of a larger system where costs and the release of greenhouse gases and toxics, among others, inhabit. We recognize the challenges of the ever-changing dynamics surrounding product stewardship, and we’ve commissioned the White Paper entitled: Shifting the Focus from End-Of-Life Recycling to Continuous Product Lifecycles, with the interest of sharing the insights that stem from our 20 plus years of experience in battery stewardship.  – Carl Smith, president and CEO, Call2Recycle, Inc.

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Latest news stories from E-Scrap News: Exploring the importance of reuse and repair

Exploring the importance of reuse and repair

By Bobby Elliott, E-Scrap News

April 6, 2016

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The Challenges of E-Waste

Only 16 percent of electronics were recycled by officially sanctioned government or commercial enterprises.

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$100 Million Recycling Project Terminated

A $ 100 million recycling and waste-to-energy facility, planned for Grove City, Ohio, has been cancelled after Team Gemini, the company that was supposed to build the facility, failed to pay rent on its leased land next to the landfill. Team Gemini previously said the 350-acre project would be the “world’s largest” and it would set […] Environmental Leader

California Hands Out $5M in Grants to Give Old Tires New Use

California recently agreed to pay out $ 5.3 million to a number of cities in grants to pave roads from material recovered from old tires.

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