Several pre-conference workshops will be available in conjunction with E-Scrap 2014.  Learn what is new in R2 and RIOS, how to grow your business with e-stewards certification, maximize value in reuse, and much more.  Register for these workshops and events on your conference registration.  Additional fees may apply.  


Downstream Due Diligence: How to Conduct Audits & Build Relationships (mini-course)
Presented by ISRI Electronics Recycling Education Program

Date:     October 21
Time:    10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:     $49 ISRI member / $60 non-member registered before September 15
            $60 ISRI member / $75 non-member registered on/after September 15
Registration: Register for this event on your conference registration form

Downstream due diligence has become a condition for doing business in the electronics recycling industry – not just a requirement for certification. Not establishing an effective and robust process for identifying and managing downstream risks can expose a company’s reputation and business. This “mini-course” will focus on industry best practices for developing and conducting downstream due diligence risk assessments (including desk and on-site audits) - and building transparent relationships. It will emphasize how to do what is needed in this challenging area to conform to certification as well as customer requirements.


How to Make Money in the Reuse & Proper Recycling of Flat Panel Displays
Presented by ISRI Electronics Recycling Education Program

Date:     October 21
Time:    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fee:     $49 ISRI member / $60 non-member registered before September 15
            $60 ISRI member / $75 non-member registered on/after September 15
Registration: Register for this event on your conference registration form

Flat Panel Displays - for TVs and monitors - are entering the recycling stream and expected to increase significantly. Flat panel displays have potential value for both reuse and recycling - but are not without their own unique challenges. This mini-course will focus on the various approaches to reuse and recycling that could optimize that value - including the proper handling of focus materials. The instructors all have expert experience in the field.


Health & Safety: Protect Your Workers, Protect Your Business
Presented by: Two NIOSH Experts and Two Consultants/Certified Industrial Hygienists

Date: October 21
Time: 10:00am -12:00pm
Fee: Free to e-Stewards; $50 for all others
Registration: Register for this event on your 
conference registration form

This workshop provides an overview of critical health & safety topics in the e-recycling industry, with a focus on managing toxic chemicals (mercury, beryllium, cadmium, fire retardants, etc.), with particular emphasis on lead.  The discussion will include hazard control recommendations and management system improvements. Managing health and safety, along with legal compliance, are a critical responsibility for all e-recyclers, given the serious hazards and risks associated with processing this evolving waste stream. Come learn about routes of exposure, safe work practices, medical monitoring, and many other best practices necessary to properly protect your workers and your business.  Hosted by the e-Stewards Certification Program.

Presenters are highly qualified experts in their fields:

  •  an occupational physician from the National Institute for  Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH)
  •  a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) from NIOSH
  •  a CIH/Certified Safety Professional (CSP) consultant working in the industry 
  •  a management system expert working in the industry

Please join us to learn how to better protect your workers and how to better integrate H&S into your management system.


e-Stewards: A World of Difference
Presented by The e-Stewards Administration

Date:    October 21
Time:     1:00 - 4:00 pm
Fee:    No fee to Attend
Registration:  Register for this event on your conference registration form

Learn how being e-Stewards certified can increase your revenue by connecting you with local and international businesses, such as LG, Samsung, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Boeing, City of Seattle, Staples and many more who prefer the e-stewards standard.

•    Learn why e-Stewards is a global standard
•    Integration with ISO 14001
•    Learn why major enterprises support e-Stewards
•    Discover our unique marketing platform
•    Learn the easy steps to certification
•    Hear from current e-Stewards recyclers
•    Meet environment pioneer and BAN Executive Director, Jim Puckett

Who should attend? Electronics recyclers, refurbishers, asset management companies, certifying bodies, auditors and consultants interested in learning more about the e-Stewards certification program and process. 


EHS Compliance Boot Camp
Presented by Greeneye Partners LLC

Date:    October 21
Time:    1:00 – 3:00 pm
Fee:     No fee to attend
Registration: Register for this event on your conference registration form

Are you a mid-size company or new operator who is just short of the need for a full-time EHS person, but who still needs to be hip to EHS requirements?  Maybe you've previously hired a consultant to help you navigate the intricacies of EHS compliance.  Or maybe you're just interested in EHS issues.   Either way, this workshop is created specifically for you.  Featuring a number of highly knowledgeable EHS experts, this workshop offers a straightforward look at several key EHS compliance issues.  With no cost to attend, why wouldn't you take this opportunity for free EHS advice?


Ensuring Transparency and Sustainability under State Electronics Recycling Law Programs
Presented by ERCC

Date: October 21
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fee: free for ERCC members / $75 non-member 

Description: This workshop, hosted by the Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse (ERCC), will discuss two key topics regarding the implementation of legislated state electronics recycling programs. First, how can state programs ensure transparency, particularly with recyclers and their downstream vendors?  A panel of experts including a manufacturer, recycler, regulator, auditor, will each provide their perspectives on what transparent recycling means to them and how the material should be tracked downstream to open markets.  For the second half, ERCC will moderate a discussion on program sustainability and ensuring the long term sustainability of programs under state electronics recycling laws. Many state programs are holding stakeholder discussions with common themes that will be addressed in this workshop.  ERCC welcomes all participants to attend in order to bring their observations for this lively discussion. 


New to R2?
Presented by SERI

Date:     October 21
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Fee: No fee to attend
Registration: Register for this event on your conference registration form

A practical, hands-on workshop for those who are considering, or are in the process of implementing the R2 Standard.  Participants will be able to see actual samples of due diligence audits, downstream vendor documentation, management plans, etc., so they can better visualize and understand what the R2 Standard requires.  This workshop will also share marketing strategies and explain the benefits of R2 certification for recyclers and for their upstream customers.


R2 Expert Panel Q&A
Presented by SERI

Date:     October 21
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Fee: No fee to attend
Registration: Register for this event on your conference registration form

Learn how to effectively communicate the value of R2 certification to your customers. Get practical answers to technical questions about R2:2013. This workshop is intended for those who have completed the R2 Certification.


Welcome Reception
Hosted by ISRI

Date:     October 21
Time:    5:30 – 7:00 pm
Fee:     Free to all E-Scrap 2014 attendees


The US Premiere of "The e-Waste Tragedy"
 Presented by Basel Action Network

Date:  October 21
Time:   7:00 pm
Fee:   Free to all E-Scrap 2014 attendees

A feature length documentary update of the global e-Waste Crisis.  The viewing will be followed by an Q and A period. 

Written and Directed by Cosima Dannoritzer
Produced by Media 3.14 Yuzu, Al Jazeera, Arte, TVE, Televisio Catalunya


EHS Roundtable Luncheon
Presented by Greeneye Partners LLC

Date:    October 22
Time:    12:00 - 1:00 pm
Fee:     No fee to attend
Registration:  Register for this event on your conference registration form


US EPA – Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Management

Date: October 23
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Fee: No fee to attend
Registration: Register for this event on your conference registration form

CRTs: Moving to Action
We’ve heard about the situation, the challenges, and the players – now what can be done? Building on previous discussions, this event is an opportunity to continue the CRT conversation with an eye towards identifying potential actions the community can take to resolve the issues surrounding recycling of CRTs.


US EPA – Sustainable Electronics Management

Date: October 23
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Fee: Ne fee to attend
Registration: Register for this even on your conference registration form

Join the Used Electronics Management Discussion
Building on EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management Electronics Reuse and Recycling Forum, provide your input on the future of domestic, end-of-life management.  Come ready to:

  • Discuss examples of successful efforts and accomplishments made by the electronics community
  • Identify elements that made these efforts successful and that can be applied to future efforts
  • Identify efforts where the entire electronics community can focus efforts and play a role

Click here for a short summary of the EPA Electronics Forum and the e-scrap session.


Tear Down Demo from iFixit

Date: October 21-23
Time: Oct 21 - 3:00 pm, Oct 22 - 3:00 pm, Oct 23 - 11:15 am
Fee: No fee to attend
Registration: No registration required

iFixit takes you on a tour inside the latest electronics. See what's inside the latest hot gadgets and find out what the market is going to look like in a few years. iFixit's world-renowned engineers will discuss the tradeoffs and decisions made by the product designers. Did the designers consider recyclers and refurbishers?

What are the battery life vs weight tradeoffs? How do Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy and HTC One stack up to the iPhone 6's hardware? What design characteristics make some devices harder to repair and recycle?

Come to this teardown session hosted by the iFixit engineering team to show you what's inside the latest gizmos.

About iFixit:
iFixit has built a community of hundreds of thousands of people around the world teaching each other how to fix things. Their network of tinkerers and technicians are working to get every last bit of functionality out of the things we own—before we decide to safely recycle them. And with partners all over the world—like leading outdoor manufacturer Patagonia—iFixit has successfully shown millions how to repair everything from jackets to iPhones.


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