This morning, the Green Electronics Council, UL Environment, Electronic Recyclers International and TriplePundit came together at #EmergingGreen for a special Twitter Chat focused on electronics in the circular economy, eco-design and manufacturing to certification.
The Green Electronics Council has been working with TriplePundit to produce a special series to examine the challenges, triumphs and future of green electronics. The topics explored in this series are just part of the agenda at the Emerging Green Conference in September.
A few topics of the #EmergingGreen Twitter Chat conversation included:
How does the concept of a circular economy fit into a world in which seemingly everything has an electronic aspect? Are earlier successes in recycling and energy use still applicable to converging and shrinking electronics? How and when should the definition of “green electronics” change in such a rapidly evolving market? And what role does “the cloud” play in all of this?
Read on for the full conversation synopsis here!
About the Green Electronics Council
The Green Electronics Council is a nonprofit organization founded in 2005 to inspire and catalyze environmental leadership throughout the lifecycle of electronic technologies. The Council achieves this mission by supporting the production of consensus-based environmental leadership standards; by operating EPEAT, the definitive global rating system for greener electronics; and by convening global thought leaders in environmental design, strategy and marketing to envision more sustainable electronics design and delivery methods.
About UL Environment
UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy and nanotechnology. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products and places in important ways, facilitating trade and providing peace of mind.
About Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.
Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.® is the leading recycler of e-waste in the U.S, and is the largest recycler of electronic waste in the world. Fresno, California-headquartered ERI is licensed to de-manufacture and recycle televisions, computer monitors, computers and other types of electronic equipment. ERI operates the largest, most efficient and highest-capacity shredder in North America. The recycler’s two state-of-the-art slow-speed shredder components are capable of handling more than 15,000 pounds of electronic waste per hour.