Webinar: Recycling and Upcycling of Electronic Waste

Join us for a webinar on Thursday, September 26, 2013, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CDT. This webinar will be broadcast live from Toronto, Canada. It may be viewed at your computer by registering at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/198927695, or you can watch the webinar in the Stephen J. Warner Conference Room at ISTC (One Hazelwood Dr., Champaign) or in Room  218 Mechanical Engineering Building at UIUC (1206 W Green St. in Urbana).

Jeff Mendez, Global Communications Director, ERS International, will discuss “Recycling and Upcycling of Electronic Waste.”

Abstract: Electronic waste is a growing problem nationally and globally.  As a leader in environmentally responsible electronics recycling, ERS International develops and utilizes new technologies which allow them to obtain maximum recovery value of electronics via electrostatic separation & particle classification.  They also are very focused on upcycling e-waste materials into innovative products.  Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials into new products of better quality or for better environmental value.  ERS has made significant headway in this untapped field of upcycling.  They have discovered how to conjunctionally reuse waste materials from other industries as well – such as natural stone waste.  This webinar will discuss their electronic waste handling, processing, and upcycling activities.

This webinar will also archived on the ISTC website for later viewing (see http://www.istc.illinois.edu/about/sustainability_seminars.cfm for more information and additional webinar archives).

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