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1 UNICOR Federal Prison Industries, Inc. General Services Administration Catskill Conference - August 25, 2011

2 Federal Prison Industries, Inc. Component of Federal Bureau of Prisons Established in 1934 by statute & Executive Order Provides training & work experience to Federal inmates Receives NO appropriations – entirely self-sustaining Trade name - UNICOR

3 UNICORs Positive Impact Inmates in UNICOR are 24% less likely to recidivate upon release Supports small businesses (more than 60% of UNICOR purchases) Essential to maintaining safe and secure correctional facilities

4 UNICOR – 7 Business Groups Clothing/Textiles Electronics Fleet Solutions Industrial Products Office Furniture Recycling Services

5 UNICOR Recycling Locations 7 processing factories Atwater, CAFort Dix, NJ Leavenworth, KSLewisburg, PA Marianna, FLTexarkana, TX Tucson, AZ 7 collection centers Atlanta, GADenver, CO Miami, FLPhoenix, AZ San Francisco, CASheridan, OR Washington, DC Fort Worth, TX (Oct, 2011)

6 Multi-stakeholder group led by EPA Goal - develop safe & environmentally sound standards Result – Responsible Recycling Practices for Electronics Recyclers a.k.a. R2 Ensures best practices & provides essential assurances to customers An electronics recycler may only be certified as meeting the R2 standards by a 3 rd party auditor – very rigorous Electronics Recycling Industry Standards – R2

7 UNICOR Recycling Factories R2 Certified Lewisburg, PA – R2 Certified Leavenworth, KS – R2 Certified Marianna, FL – R2 Certified Fort Dix, NJ – R2 Certified Texarkana, TX – Sept 1 st (next week) Atwater, CA – Sept 30 th Tucson, AZ – Oct 19 th

8 Interagency task force co-chaired by: White House Council on Environmental Quality Environmental Protection Agency General Services Administration National Strategy for Electronic Stewardship

9 Report issued July 20 th Four over-arching goals: Build incentives for design of greener electronics Ensure Federal Government leads by example Increase safe/effective management & handling of used electronics in U.S. Reduce harm from U.S. exports of e-waste; improve safe handling of used electronics in developing countries National Strategy for Electronic Stewardship

10 Ensure Federal Government leads by example Establish policy on used Federal electronics to: Maximize re-use (UNICOR does!) Clear data stored on used equip (UNICOR does!) Ensure all Federal electronics processed by certified recyclers (UNICOR is R2 Certified!) Improve tracking used electronics throughout lifecycle – make data available (UNICOR does!) National Strategy for Electronic Stewardship

11 UNICORs Solution Donation in lieu of abandonment and destruction Landfill - avoidance 43 million lbs of material collected in FY 2010 Benefits the donating agency, the environment, and public safety & health

12 Shipping Sorting Testing Reconditioning / Refurbishing Component Recovery Residual Material Recovery UNICOR Recycling Process for Incoming Material

13 UNICOR - Data Security Emphasized in National Strategy Hard drives wiped in accordance with Dept of Defense standard M 3 rd party forensic inspection - verifies Destruction – hard drives & other media shredded to no more than ¾ of inch

14 FREE shipping (trailer loads) FREE refurbishment FREE recycling FREE data destruction Costs avoided!!! Every pound of electronic material donated to UNICOR results in savings of $0.20 in Federal appropriations that would otherwise be required by Department of Justice for inmate program costs. UNICOR - the BEST Option for Federal E-Waste Disposal

15 UNICOR -- Accepted Items Computer equipment (desktops, laptops, printers, monitors, mainframes/servers, modems, CD-rom drives, plotters, circuit boards, memory sticks/boards, hard/floppy drives) Office equipment (copiers, fax machines, shredders, power strips) Communication equipment (cell phones, Blackberrys, PDAs ) A/V equipment (TVs, radios, cable boxes, Tivos, DVRs, MP3s) Games (X-box, Game Boy, Play station, Nintendo, Wii) Misc electronics (calculators, cameras, electronic scrap)

16 UNICOR - - Items NOT Accepted No Hazardous Equipment Oils / PCBs Acids Refrigerants Paints or liquids of any kind Radioactive material

17 UNICOR Environmental Stewardship R2 Certified OSHA compliant Compliant with all Federal, state and local EPA regulations Full-time Safety Manager at each location 3 RD party inspections

18 Todd Baldau Deputy General Manager UNICOR Recycling Business Group (202) office (301) cell Questions?


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