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Deborah LaVelle

Environmental Executive Moves: Aquarius, Cambrian, Tomi, SERI

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Aquarius Technologies: The wastewater treatment provider has appointed Deborah K. LaVelle (pictured) president and CEO. She succeeds former president and CEO Tom Pokorsky, who stepped down to pursue other interests. LaVelle has over three decades of experience in … Read more »

Lenovo, Arizona DEQ Join R2 Recycling Leaders

PC manufacturer Lenovo and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality have joined the R2 Leaders recycling program. Companies, organizations and other stakeholders joining the program pledge to manage their electronics responsibly, consider R2 Certification as part of their criteria for choosing a recycler, and demonstrate leadership in the field of … Read more »

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Transition to Stricter E-Recycling Standard Complete

The transition period for upgrading to the new R2:2013 electronics recycling standard ended Dec. 31, 2014. This means R2:2008 certificates are no longer recognized and the R2 “Leaf” logo no longer indicates that a facility is R2 certified. Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), the governing body of the R2 standard, … Read more »

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Electronics Companies Form Recycling Coalition

DirecTV, Microsoft, Panasonic, Sony and Xerox are among the founding partners of a program to encourage companies to responsibly reuse and recycle electronics. The Sustainable Electronics Recycling International’s (SERI) R2 Responsible Recycling Leader Program launches with a coalition of 10 partners including Goodwill Industries International, Greeneye Partners, Keep America Beautiful, … Read more »

New Group to Manage R2 E-Recycling Standard

Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) will succeed R2 Solutions in developing and promoting the R2 Standard for electronics recycling. Nothing will change for recyclers and the R2 Standard will remain the same, says John Lingelbach executive director of SERI (and formerly R2 Solutions). More than 540 R2 certified facilities operate … Read more »