Boosting Battery Recycling in the US: Setting Goals and Measuring Progress
Dec 02, 2009
from 02:00 pm to 03:30 pm
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December 2, 2009
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EST
8th Series Product Stewardship Institute Networking Calls
Interested in receiving in-depth information on cutting edge issues in the product stewardship field? PSI networking conference calls offer a carbon- free alternative to in-person workshops and meetings. PSI networking call participants can listen to expert presentations and ask questions on timely product stewardship issues from the comfort of the home or office.
Batteries contain heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, nickel and mercury that contaminate the environment when improperly disposed. As more US jurisdictions seek to relieve the waste disposal burdens of municipalities, the number of proposed product stewardship programs for batteries has increased. This call will explore how battery recycling can be increased, ways to measure recycling performance, and the challenges encountered along the way. It will address developments in Canada to establish performance goals and metrics for batteries and consider steps battery manufacturers are taking to strengthen recycling programs. Recommendations from PSI’s new report on battery performance metrics will also be shared.
Carl Smith, Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation
Government Representative, TBA
For registration information, please visit the Product Stewardship Institute Web site.