The life of our electronics: Jim Puckett @ TotalReclaim by Net Impact
Away is a place:
Jim Puckett, former Toxics Director at Greenpeace International became Executive Director of Basel Action Network in1997. He will speak about the environmental and health consequences of the 8% year over year growth in the electronic industry. His answer to the question: "where do old cell phone, laptops, TV and gadgets go?" is not the one we might have imagined.
He is welcomed by Craig Lorch, Co-owner of Total Reclaim, a local recycling plant undergoing the certification process from the Basel Action Network. Craig will show us the intricacies of electronics recycling.
Registration is from 7-7:15. The speaker will begin at 7:15.
Bring your old gadgets for recycling and join us on February 21st at Seattle Total Reclaim Facility to discover what happens to your electronics after they die!
The event will consist of an overview of the current global assessment of the electronics recycling industry by Jim Puckett, followed by a tour of the recycling facility and a final discussion. After or during the tour, Jim and Craig will take time to answer your questions.
No snacks will be available during this two-hour event but feel free to bring your own!
About the Speakers:
Jim Puckett has been an environmental health and justice activist for 22 years. In the past he served as Greenpeace International's Toxics Director and before that, as co-coordinator of Greenpeace's Toxic Trade campaign, both posts being based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Greenpeace Toxic Trade Campaign was instrumental in achieving the Basel Ban as well as numerous regional waste trade bans. In 1997, he left Greenpeace to return to Seattle to help found the Basel Action Network program. He has represented civil society within the Basel Convention since its inception in 1989 and has traveled extensively researching, writing, producing films and campaigning against all forms of toxic trade.
Our second speaker and host is Craig Lorch co-owner of Total Reclaim, currently the leading recycler of computers and electronics in the Pacific Northwest. Craig, started the company in 1991 by recycling appliances, HVAC equipment, refrigerant gases and fluorescent lamps. He took the opportunity of a king county computer recycling project to introduce electronic recycling in TotalReclaim services. Now working with the Basel Action Network, Craig is working towards having TotalReclaim become certified by the Basel Action Network.
Come with you old electronics and discover what they become once they drop out of sight. TotalReclaim will welcome your computers, laptops, TVs or monitors, but also accepts (within reasonable limits) printers, cell phones, shavers, etc...
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