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Posted by Morgan White on October 14, 2014
Hello Colleagues and Sustainable Electronics Enthusiasts. It’s been a while since we had a meeting, and in case you missed it, I wanted to point out a recent Sustainable Electronics Initiative blog post which may be of interest. Students from the Illinois Business Council’s Green Initiative have been recycling printer cartridges as a fundraiser. We had hoped to have them give a presentation for the consortium, but due to scheduling conflicts, they instead provided some information for our blog. See http://wp.istc.illinois.edu/sei/2014/09/26/ui-sustainable-electronics-campus-consortium-bc-green-initiative-recycles-printer-cartridges/. If you want to set up a similar cartridge recycling program in your office or unit, pay particular attention to the referral information in the post, so the BC Green Initiative can receive additional funding for the referral.
Also, I want to encourage you to participate in a webinar next Tuesday, October 21, at 9:00 AM on “Sustainable Electronics for Purchasers.” You can register at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/890717127. I’ll be presenting on topics such as purchase avoidance, reuse, repairing instead of replacing, supply chain issues (e.g. conflict minerals), and resources to help make more responsible choices. This webinar is a presentation for the IL Green Governments Coordinating Council Procurement Subcommittee, but is open to other interested parties. The presentation will be around 30 minutes long with time for questions after, so although we’ve set aside an hour, it will likely be more like 40-45 minutes long. I hope you can join us!
Emerging Technologies Resource Specialist
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC; www.istc.illinois.edu)
Co-coordinator, Sustainable Electronics Initiative (SEI; www.sustainelectronics.illinois.edu)
Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR; www.glrppr.org)
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