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Important Workshop on Harmonizing State Electronics Recycling Programs to be Held at E-Scrap Conference 2010;

PRWeb, August 2, 2010

Waste & Recycling News

Electronics recycling programs continue to proliferate across the country as well as internationally. There are now 23 states with some type of electronics recycling law, all at different stages of implementation and with varying rules and regulations. Many are looking for joint solutions to common problems as well as areas where they can harmonize and share lessons learned.

The Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse (ERCC), an organization formed earlier this year, will hold a pre-conference workshop on Tuesday, September 28, in conjunction with the 2010 E-Scrap Conference in New Orleans to discuss these issues and others. The workshop, entitled “Harmonizing the State Electronic Recycling Programs – A Roundtable Discussion,” will be held from 1 to 4 p. m. at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Participants will hold an open dialogue featuring topics such as registration challenges, consumer education, performance metrics and areas for potential harmonization.

The goal of the workshop is to develop key recommendations for harmonization on a regional or national basis and present the conclusions in a summary report. The report will be a valuable tool for participants in addressing policy issues within their own communities.

The workshop will be led by the National Center for Electronics Recycling, which manages the ERCC jointly with the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC). It is open to managers of state and local electronics recycling programs, electronics manufacturers, retailers, recyclers and other stakeholders. Registration for the workshop is free for ERCC members, $100 for non-members and $50 for those with government or non-profit status. Fees can be paid as a part of the E-Scrap registration process. The E-Scrap Conference will be held September 29-30, 2010 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. To register for the conference and the ERCC’s pre-conference workshop, contact Jef Drawbaugh at jef@resource-recycling.com or call 503-233-1305, extension 118.

For more information on the ERCC or to become a member of the organization, please call 304-699-1008 or visit www.ecycleclearinghouse.org.