E-Scrap 2011: Crunching the numbers on certification

With numerous firms having completed or begun the process, the explosive growth of third-party certification can’t be denied. How will certification programs adapt to the ever-evolving e-scrap industry and other changes? Will they be able to keep up with the evolution of electronic devices, the potential to target rare earth elements, the rise in the number of state programs and the increase in EPEAT-certified devices? In this compelling session we turn to three industry experts for a sharp look at the results of certification programs thus far, discuss the emerging trends and look towards what’s on the horizon.

Sarah Westervelt of the Basel Action Network will provide a thorough analysis of the first year of the e-Stewards certification program, highlighting program performance measurements and hard data, including aggregated results of work place air testing.

How is the R2 standard performing in the marketplace and what are the impacts that voluntary certification programs can have on the industry? R2 Solutions will be surveying certified R2 recyclers to better evaluate a number of areas including what changes were implemented as a result of certification, how certification is impacting their business, compliance and implementation. Kim Holmes (4R Sustainability) will offer a comprehensive overview of these findings.

What are the big picture issues on the horizon? Kelley Keogh (Greeneye Partners LLC) will provide a high-level overview of the key EH&S issues or trends potentially affecting e-scrap processing in the future, as well as an assessment of potential new focus materials to be concerned about and OEM thinking about EH&S concerns.

This year’s E-Scrap Conference will be held October 5-6 at the Omni Championsgate in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit www.e-scrapconference.com, or click the banner below.