Conference to Focus on Responsible Management of Electronics Products

Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from National Safety Council

    ITASCA, Ill., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council and the
 International Association of Electronic Recyclers will present a joint
 electronics recycling conference and summit to promote responsible management
 of electronics products.  The Electronic Products Recovery and Recycling
 (EPR2) Conference and the Electronic Recycling Summit will be held
 April 17-19, 2001 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington,
 Virginia.
     The Fourth EPR2 Conference brings together people committed to promoting
 environmentally and economically responsible management of electronics
 products throughout their life cycle.  Leaders from federal, state and local
 government, academia, not-for-profit organizations, and electronics
 manufacturing and recycling companies will present and exchange the latest
 information on trends, laws, design, technology, and collection and recycling
 initiatives.
     Featured speakers include Alan McMillan, president of the National Safety
 Council; Mike Shapiro, deputy assistant administrator for solid waste and
 emergency response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Pete Muscanelli,
 president of the International Association of Electronics Recyclers; and Diana
 Bendz, IBM's corporate director of environmentally conscious products.
     "With session topics that include legislation and regulations, collection
 initiatives, recycling initiatives, recycling technologies, design for
 environment, environmentally preferable purchasing, and government networking
 opportunities, this conference will cover the entire range of thinking on the
 recovery and recycling of electronics products," said Bud Ward, executive
 director of the National Safety Council's Environmental Health Center (EHC).
 EHC has spearheaded the drive toward greater awareness of the environmental
 problems associated with electronics products.
     The keynote speaker for EPR2 is Dave McCurdy, president of the Electronic
 Industries Alliance (EIA), who will discuss EIA's consumer education
 initiative and other voluntary end-of-life initiatives.
     The Electronics Recycling Summit, continuing a dialog begun at the first
 summit in May 2000, will be an avenue for stakeholders to build partnerships
 and a common action plan to increase electronics recovery and recycling.
 IBM's Diana Bendz will present an overview of the summit.  After a report on
 the actions following Summit 2000, a panel will explore key issues for
 discussion and potential collaboration.  Constituency groups and plenary
 working sessions will address the needs, challenges and actions on focus
 issues, followed by workshops and a tour of DMC Recycling Company in
 Hagerstown, Maryland.
     Joining the National Safety Council and the International Association of
 Electronic Recyclers as sponsors of the event are the United States
 Environmental Protection Agency, IBM and Micromet.
     For additional information about the event, contact Candace Levitt at
 (202) 293-2270 x 476 or levitt@nsc.org .
     The National Safety Council is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, international
 public-service organization dedicated to reducing unintentional injuries in
 homes and communities, in the workplace and on the highway.  For more
 information about the NSC, visit the Council's web site at www.nsc.org .
 
 

SOURCE National Safety Council
    ITASCA, Ill., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council and the
 International Association of Electronic Recyclers will present a joint
 electronics recycling conference and summit to promote responsible management
 of electronics products.  The Electronic Products Recovery and Recycling
 (EPR2) Conference and the Electronic Recycling Summit will be held
 April 17-19, 2001 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington,
 Virginia.
     The Fourth EPR2 Conference brings together people committed to promoting
 environmentally and economically responsible management of electronics
 products throughout their life cycle.  Leaders from federal, state and local
 government, academia, not-for-profit organizations, and electronics
 manufacturing and recycling companies will present and exchange the latest
 information on trends, laws, design, technology, and collection and recycling
 initiatives.
     Featured speakers include Alan McMillan, president of the National Safety
 Council; Mike Shapiro, deputy assistant administrator for solid waste and
 emergency response, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Pete Muscanelli,
 president of the International Association of Electronics Recyclers; and Diana
 Bendz, IBM's corporate director of environmentally conscious products.
     "With session topics that include legislation and regulations, collection
 initiatives, recycling initiatives, recycling technologies, design for
 environment, environmentally preferable purchasing, and government networking
 opportunities, this conference will cover the entire range of thinking on the
 recovery and recycling of electronics products," said Bud Ward, executive
 director of the National Safety Council's Environmental Health Center (EHC).
 EHC has spearheaded the drive toward greater awareness of the environmental
 problems associated with electronics products.
     The keynote speaker for EPR2 is Dave McCurdy, president of the Electronic
 Industries Alliance (EIA), who will discuss EIA's consumer education
 initiative and other voluntary end-of-life initiatives.
     The Electronics Recycling Summit, continuing a dialog begun at the first
 summit in May 2000, will be an avenue for stakeholders to build partnerships
 and a common action plan to increase electronics recovery and recycling.
 IBM's Diana Bendz will present an overview of the summit.  After a report on
 the actions following Summit 2000, a panel will explore key issues for
 discussion and potential collaboration.  Constituency groups and plenary
 working sessions will address the needs, challenges and actions on focus
 issues, followed by workshops and a tour of DMC Recycling Company in
 Hagerstown, Maryland.
     Joining the National Safety Council and the International Association of
 Electronic Recyclers as sponsors of the event are the United States
 Environmental Protection Agency, IBM and Micromet.
     For additional information about the event, contact Candace Levitt at
 (202) 293-2270 x 476 or levitt@nsc.org .
     The National Safety Council is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, international
 public-service organization dedicated to reducing unintentional injuries in
 homes and communities, in the workplace and on the highway.  For more
 information about the NSC, visit the Council's web site at www.nsc.org .
 
 SOURCE  National Safety Council