Resource pages for "e-waste"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.
Under the U.S. EPA Sustainable Materials Management Program, federal facilities managers track data in two of six categories for one year.
This week, a PBS News Hour segment raised questions about the mismanagement of some of the e-waste sent to certified recycling facilities.
In Pennsylvania, trash haulers will no longer take covered devices unless the municipality has a curbside electronics collection program that ultimately sends the devices to an electronics recycler.
The 2012 FEC Award winners completed a variety of electronics stewardship activities in fiscal year 2011, including purchasing more than 105,000 green electronics registered with EPEAT; enabling power saving sleep features on more than 97% of their computers and monitors; and recycling more than 361,000 pounds of electronics.
With this service, from start to finish, facility managers can identify where their items are in the recycling process.