Colleges and universities have widely embraced sustainability goals and commitments, from climate action plans to zero-waste goals. However, in order to see measurable results, they must address the largest growing waste stream in the United States – electronic waste or e-waste. With technological advancements, there is a growing consumer demand for new electronics and an increased need to dispose of older electronics.
Attend this web seminar to hear about how the University of San Diego has been able to turn this growing waste stream into a revenue stream. In 2011, USD opened the Electronics Recycling Center (ERC), San Diego’s first full-time e-waste collection facility for the public. Since opening, the center has collected over 750,000 pounds of electronics, saving approximately 2358 MTCO2e and generating more than $200,000 in gross revenue.
Topics will include:
Director of Sustainability
University of San Diego
Senior Manager, Product Recovery
Who will benefit:
College and university administrators interested in sustainability and possible revenue streams. Anyone may attend.