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1 Electronics Recycling for Rural Counties May 15, 2008

2 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. Environmental Issues Moore’s Law In the next five years, up to 680 million computers will become obsolete in the US  billions of pounds of waste products Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Lithium CRT Monitors – 3 to 7 lbs of lead Decreasing value in scrap material and reuse – driving Sham Recycling //Global Dumping

3 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. Environmental - Global “Recycling” Source: Basel Action Network BAN.org

4 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. Hydrochloric / Nitric Acid Baths Processing Residue along Lianjiang River Source: Basel Action Network BAN.org Environmental - Global “Recycling”

5 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. How Some Municipalities Get of E- waste

6 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. Risks in Privacy In addition to environmental risks “Free” recycling Controls around privacy – Internal – External Additional Safety controls Needed

7 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. Challenges for Rural Communities Smaller populations Remote – less infrastructure – transporting distances Lined and Unlined Facilities (some no issue / some leachate) Low or no Tipping Fees – Its part of the tax bill Unlimited tipping at some Landfills Unmanned locations / concerns of roadside dumping Communities are beginning to expect recycling options

8 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. Environmental Solution Recycling Best Practices Dis-Assembly of electronics domestically Sound handling of CRT glass and Circuit Boards Environmental Management System Environmental Director Leadership in the Industry / Policy Development Insurance – Environmental and Security Certifications – Not to be confused with an EPA number or certificate – Not an un-audited pledge – IEAR / ISRI / ISO - Audited Certification EPA – Reduce, Reuse before Recycle

9 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. Agenda Typical Life-cycle of Electronics Recycling Program Recycling Programs In Colorado – Garfield County (County initiated) pop (Brown) – Summit County (Non profit initiated) pop (Codington) – Mesa County / City of Grand Junction (Non-profit / Private / Public Partnership)pop. 100,000 / 45,000 (Pennington,Minnehaha) Program Highlights Themes - Making a Program Successful Indsutry Trends in Electronics Recycling

10 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. Life-cycle of Electronics Recycling Program Program Sponsor – County or City, Non-profit Organization, Public-Private – Educated on Issue – Filling a community Need Funding – Grants – End User Pays / Hybrid – Donation – Over time its worked in to Budget Types of Programs – Events – Earth Day / America Recycles day – Part time drop off – Full time drop off

11 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. Garfield County – History – 2004 Visited event in GJ (45,000) – 2005 Event – Grant, donation, county match (Event+County) – 2006 Drop-off facility Location / Infrastructure – At Land Fill – Any time – Major County Facility – Main Road & Bridge Facility – Satellite County Facility

12 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. Garfield County Things that are working well – Purchased used shipping containers that forklifts drive in to – Convenient Locations – Collection is growing Challenges – Monthly Pickups – Education Key Attributes to Success – Commissioner support is key – Administration Buy-in

13 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. Custer County History – 2008 – Recycling Event sponsored by Sheriffs office High Country Recycling (non-profit – recycling initiative) Valtrie Hauling – County Population: 3800 (10 th smallest in Colorado) Location / Infrastructure – Event

14 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. Custer County Things that are working well – Collected 10k lbs (half trailer) - great diversion – Space – Advertising/Community Participation Challenges – Remote Location Key Attributes to Success – Multi-staker support – Knowledge – Outreach to Commissioners

15 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. City of Grand Junction History – 2003 – School initiative + LifeSpan Technology Recycling – 2004 – America’s Recycle day – 2005 – Earth Day and America’s Recycle Day - Sponsors – 2007 – City of Grand Junction Recycling Center Location / Infrastructure – In association with Paper, Plastic and Aluminum Recycling – Capacity for several trailers – 1 trailer – Retired sewage treatment “Ring”

16 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. City of Grand Junction Things that are working well – Expansion of existing program – Community response – Word of Mouth – Growing volume Challenges – Hrs of operation – Education Key Attributes to Success – City support is key

17 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. Program Highlights Partnerships – Public, Private, Non Profits – Sponsors Environmental Stewardship / Sustainability Ethical Considerations Insurance / Certifications – Pollution Liability – Errors and Omissions – Certified Electronics Recycler / ISO – Active participants in Associations Scheduling

18 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. Program Highlights Location planning Material Collections and Pricing Equipment and Supplies Safety Labor Advertising and Education

19 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. Themes for Success Political Sponsorship – Gov’t – Non-profit – Private Location – Events – Infrastructure Education / Advertising – Demographic opportunity – Media

20 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. Next Generation Program  Cost savings / Better Value Component Recovery  One supplier to work with Raw Materials  Fast Payment Enhanced Security Options  Onsite / Offsite EPA-compliant recycling  Reduced risk D.O.D. data destruction  Reduced risk Insurance PLI/Privacy  Reduced risk Electronic reporting  Simplified management IAER Certification  Accredited Independent Auditor Trends in Electronics Recycling Industry

21 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. Certified Electronics Recycler ® The International Association of Electronics Recycling (IAER) is the first to establish a national standard Modeled after ISO Certification– but designed specifically for Electronics Recycling IAER Certification is an audited system – by independent, accredited ISO auditor – unlike signing some arbitrary pledge that is not verified Provides customers “peace of mind” that industry Best Management Practices as recommended by the EPA are being employed

22 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. Electronics Recycling Options “Milk Run” Hub and Spoke Logistics – By Weight – By Pallet – On demand options

23 Confidential – not for distribution without LifeSpan’s written consent. Questions LifeSpan Technology Recycling is a national electronics recycling company with primary offices in Boston, Denver, and San Diego and processes material in over 20 facilities around the United States. LifeSpan Technology Recycling Grand Junction Denver Omaha Dag Adamson


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