Sustainability and Jury Duty; Say What?

Sustainability and Jury Duty; Say What? If you’ve noticed a slacking in my blogging rhythm, you can attribute it to my seven-and- a-half-week empanelment on a jury for a trial that wasn’t anticipated to last nearly that long. Yet there are always lessons to learn, and some are not easily learned vicariously. Seven and a…

P-P-P-Paper

P-P-P-Paper In my recent blog “Stop. Don’t Recycle That,” I put heavy emphasis on the first R of the sustainability mantra – namely, REDUCE. In our digital world, it’s easy to forget about paper and its environmental costs. I continuously get reminders from companies that insist that I should get all my information from them…

Newly Launched SERI Succeeds R2 Solutions

Newly Launched SERI Succeeds R2 Solutions R2 Solutions recently announced the formation of a new nonprofit organization called Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), which will succeed R2 Solutions in developing and promoting the R2 Responsible Recycling Standard. With R2 Solutions ceasing operations, its board of directors, staff and R2 Technical Advisory Committee will be transferred…

R2 Solutions’ Next Generation: SERI

R2 Solutions’ Next Generation: SERI In 2008, the first version of the R2 Standard for Responsible Recycling was published, but you probably didn’t hear about it then, and that’s perfectly normal. Both the R2 and e-Stewards standards grew out of collaborations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, nongovernment agencies (NGOs), concerned businesses and other government…

Stop. Don’t Recycle That!

Stop. Don’t Recycle That! In an age where green is the new black, somehow the mantra of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” has been reduced to simply “Recycle.” And that’s a problem. When we think about sustainability from the point of view of conservation of resources, both energy conservation and materials conservation, the first injunction will always…