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TOMORROW: EPA to Kick Off Challenge on Safe Management of Used Electronics

Release Date: 09/19/2012
Contact Information: Stacy Kika, kika.stacy@epa.gov, 202-564-0906, 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON – On September 20, 2012, Lisa Feldt, deputy assistant administrator for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response will join executives from Best Buy, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sprint, and Staples at a certified electronics recycling facility in Romeoville, Ill., to announce EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge. In addition to the companies participating in this event, Dell, Sony and Nokia have also joined the SMM Electronics Challenge.

A live webcast of the event will be available for those unable to attend:
http://www.epa.gov/live/

WHO:

Lisa Feldt, EPA Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response

Laura Bishop, Best Buy Vice President for Government Relations

Y.K. Cho, LG Electronics Senior Vice President

Peter M. Fannon, Panasonic Vice President for Corporate and Government Affairs

Mike Moss, Samsung Director for Corporate Environmental Affairs

Jim Cole, Sharp Director of Technical Services and Support

Ralph Reid, Sprint Vice President of Corporate Responsibility

Bob Wolfe, Staples Regional Vice President for Chicago

WHAT: Signing ceremony and press availability

WHEN:
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 11:30 a.m. CDT.

WHERE:
Vintage Tech Recyclers
1105 Windham Pkwy.
Romeoville, IL 60446

Press availability with EPA deputy assistant administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response starting at 12:30 p.m. CDT. To participate, please call (888) 217-1175 and ask to join the “Electronics Challenge Signing” call.