Senate Recycling Caucus Panel Discussion

Featuring Respected & Expert Voices in the Electronics Recycling Industry-

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Environment and Public Works Committee Hearing Room
406 Dirksen Senate Office Building

“The U.S. electronics recycling industry has shown tremendous growth over the past 10 years. This maturing segment of the scrap recycling industry provides a boost of approximately $20.6 billion, including exports of $1.45 billion, to the U.S. economy (up from less than $1 billion in 2002) and employs more than 45,000 full time employees (up from 6,000 in 2002). In 2011, the U.S. electronics recycling industry processed more than 4.4 million tons of used and end-of-life electronics equipment.” – The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

Opening Remarks: Recycling Caucus Chairs, Senator Tom Carper and Senator John Boozman
Moderator: George Hinkle, President, ARCOA Group
Panelists:

  • Walter Alcorn, Vice President, Environmental Affairs and Industry Sustainability, Consumer Technology Association
  • Callie Babbitt, Associate Professor at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Sarah Cade, Co-founder, E-Reuse Services
  • Jason Linnell, Executive Director, National Center for Electronics Recycling
  • Christina Meskers, Senior Program Manager, Precompetitive Research, Umicore