12th Series Product Stewardship Institute Networking Webinars
Electronics Stewardship Legislation: Lessons Learned from High Performing Programs
Monday, November 21st
3:00 - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 - 1:00 PM PT
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Overview: Used electronic products are the world’s fastest growing waste problem due to their quantity, rapid obsolescence, and toxicity. While the number of extended producer responsibility laws is proliferating, there are wide variations among the 25 existing laws. These variations have significant impacts on the amount of material collected, how that material is managed, the efficiency of the program, and the overall administrative burden on government officials. On this webinar, PSI and NCER will review the different models adopted and their effectiveness at increasing responsible electronics recycling. This overview will be followed by a discussion with participants about the lessons that can be gleaned from the performance of existing programs.
Kate Hagemann, Product Stewardship Institute
Jason Linnell, National Center for Electronics Recycling
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Kate Hagemann, Associate for Policy and Programs, Product Stewardship Institute
Kate graduated from Yale University with a degree in history, and started as an Intern at the Product Stewardship Institute in February 2010. Kate is an avid sailor and was the captain of the Women’s Varsity Sailing Team. At Yale, Kate studied environmental history, policy, politics and law, and global climate change. Prior to working at PSI, Kate studied organic farming in rural India.
Jason Linnell, Executive Director, National Center for Electronics Recycling
Jason Linnell is co-founder and Executive Director of the National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER). Jason leads and directs all daily activities of the NCER, including research on electronics recycling data and policy, as well as management of the Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse. Under Jason’s direction, the NCER manages and oversees the statewide network of collectors and recyclers for the Oregon State Contractor Program. Prior to forming the NCER in 2005, Jason served in the Environmental Affairs Department for the Electronic Industries Alliance, most recently as Staff Director. At EIA, Jason led industry negotiations on electronics recycling policy efforts and helped developed the industry's first comprehensive consumer education initiative on electronics recycling options. Jason holds Bachelor’s degrees from The Ohio State University, and a Master’s degree from Georgetown University.