Addressing E-Waste to Reach Campus Sustainability Goals

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:

  • How the University of San Diego is positively addressing the economic, environmental, and social aspects of sustainability with its ERC
  • How to identify green partners with the right certifications and expertise to properly handle and process e-waste.
  • Current and future technology to collect and process e-waste
  • Avoiding penalties and overcoming challenges to achieving successful e-recycling programs

Scheduled Speakers:

Michael Catanzaro
Director of Sustainability
University of San Diego

Ray Zielke
Senior Manager, Product Recovery
Waste Management

Who will benefit:
College and university administrators interested in sustainability and possible revenue streams. Anyone may attend.

Broadcast : 
Tue, 07/15/2014
2:00 pm EST