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Recycling Revisited

Recycling Revisited

This piece was originally published in the March 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Mark Kohorst, Senior Manager, Environment, Health, and Safety, NEMA In business, as in life, the one constant you can count on is change. This is as true with respect to sustainability as to any corporate initiative or value. Some changes are more predictable than others, however. In the “who would’ve guessed it” category, it appears the developed world’s love affair Read more [...]
Increased Awareness Creates New Paradigm in Recycling

Increased Awareness Creates New Paradigm in Recycling

This piece was originally published in the March 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Paul Rodriguez, Program Manager, NEMA Since the first fluorescent tubes were invented in the mid-19th century, scientists have been filling glass tubes with all kinds of gases to try to get the best light possible for consumers. From carbon dioxide and nitrogen to the classic neon lamp, different gases were used for different colors and intensities of light. Commercially speaking, Read more [...]
Senate Debate on Critical Materials Begins to Emerge

Senate Debate on Critical Materials Begins to Emerge

Yesterday (June 9), a key Senate subcommittee on energy issues held a hearing on legislative proposals aimed at setting new federal policy on the extraction, recycling and research for many materials, including rare earth elements, that are critical to the manufacturing of many modern energy and communications technologies. The most comprehensive of these proposals, S. 1113, is supported by NEMA and was introduced on May 26 by a bipartisan group headed by Senator Lisa Murkowski Read more [...]
CFLs and Recycling at Earthfest 2010

CFLs and Recycling at Earthfest 2010

Last month, NEMA participated in Earthfest, an “eco concert” celebration in Boston, Massachusetts. Thousands of patrons enjoyed a day of music, food, and the opportunity to learn about the environmental work of exhibiting organizations. Representatives from NEMA, Veolia, Waste Management, and OSRAM Sylvania enjoyed educating consumers on the importance of properly disposing of CFL lamps. We engaged concert goers with live demonstrations of energy efficiency, educational handouts, and Read more [...]
Thermostat Recycling Corporation Increases Awareness and Participation

Thermostat Recycling Corporation Increases Awareness and Participation

Do you recycle? Are you interested in recycling? Questions like these encouraged a wide variety of answers at the 2009 Ace Hardware Convention in Atlanta, Georgia this past weekend. The Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) participated in this massive expo for Ace Hardware retailers with one goal in mind: raise awareness of the manufacturer supported collection program and the opportunity for thermostat retailers to act as collection points. TRC, at Ace Hardware’s invitation, spent 3 days Read more [...]