Technology Lifecycle Recycling Challenges

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Dan Feeney is Senior Vice President at EWSI, and has over 30 years of international experience with rapidly expanding companies through organic growth and acquisition. Mr. Feeney has a distinguished career in Business Development with responsibilities in the areas of Technical Support, Life Cycle Management, Logistics, Supply Chain and Manufacturing. At BusinessLand he constructed over 60 computer centers covering every major metro area within 3 years. While an Executive with Mitac (Taiwan) and its Synnex (US) subsidiary, he developed ODM and OEM manufacturing programs for Fortune 100 companies, reaching annual revenues exceeding US$1.2b. As VP & GM for SMTC, he coordinated a diverse customer base, in multiple locations, manufacturing electronic products for the commercial and retail markets with full P&L responsibility. He is formally trained in the disciplines of ISO, Six Sigma, and PMP.

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Technology Lifecycle Recycling Challenges

  1. 1. Confidential Technology Life Cycle Recycling Challenges 1 Dan Feeney 13th March 2014 Green Drinks Shanghai
  2. 2. Confront the Challenge! ¤  E-Waste is the fastest growing waste stream, driven by: §  Rapid advancement in technology §  Greater adoption of electronics §  Very low current recycling rates §  Growing data security risks §  Environmental legislation and CSR §  Hi value component materials Volume (Million Cu. Ft.), World Markets Source: Pike Research 2
  3. 3. Ewaste Categories The WEEE directive sets a total of 10 categories of WEEE for reporting purposes. 1.  Large household appliances 2.  Small household appliances 3.  IT and telecommunications equipment 4.  Consumer equipment 5.  Lighting equipment 6.  Electrical and electronic tools 7.  Toys, leisure and sports equipment 8.  Medical devices 9.  Monitoring and control instruments 10. Automatic dispensers
  4. 4. Impact of CRT Waste Materials q Average TV contains 5 Kg leaded glass and additional leaded based coating Lead coating is Water Soluble! 1 Kg of lead oxide (PbO2) per TV q Adult Health concerns raised when PbO2 blood levels reach 300 µg / litre. One TV can raise health concerns in 606,000 people q Child Health concerns raised when PbO2 blood levels reach 100 µg / Litre. One TV can raise health concerns in 1,800,000 children
  5. 5. Impact of CRT Waste Materials
  6. 6. CRT Disposal Estimated (US Only) q The US EPA has projected CRT Device Management as follows: q Current stockpile of collected CRT 330,000 Tons q Reaching End of Life 2013 ~ 2023 5,900,000 Tons q Reaching End of Life 2023 ~ 2033 1,000,000 Tons q The EPA figures only account for USA estimates q The EPA figures are for CRT/TV volumes sold since 1980. q The CRT disposal of leaded glass began to accumulate in 1950. q Thera are no estimates for the previous 30 year period.
  7. 7. Landfill Challenge q Landfill locations have expected lifecycle of 50 years q Many landfills have been in operation for longer than expected lifecycle q Concentrated waste materials can be accumulating at the lowest levels of the landfill and will eventually leach into the soil and water table q Monitoring of the early use of landfill was not a consideration q Natural disasters have complicated the landfill problem. Flooding River systems have contaminated significant areas surrounding the Landfill. Earthquakes can rupture the landfill insulation linings
  8. 8. Landfill Challenge
  9. 9. New Marketing Phenomenon ¤  EOL – End Of Life ¤  Once meant that a device no longer worked ¤  Once meant that a device no longer performed the required function for user ¤  Discarded only for Recycling or Trash delivered to Landfill ¤  Heavier, Slower Technologies
  10. 10. New Marketing Phenomenon ¤  OOS – Out of Style ¤  Still Fully Functional ¤  Still meets the requirements of the User / Consumer ¤  Maintains High Resale, Reuse Value ¤  Maintains Social Reuse Value ¤  Offers Recycler significant Return On Investment
  11. 11. New Recycling Processes ¤  Old Recycling Methods ¤  Separate Components at Collection Point ¤  Key boards in one pile ¤  Power cords, Etc in one pile for reclaiming copper ¤  Separate Monitor into one plie ¤  Laptop Power Supply in one pile ¤  Remove Battery for delivery to Battery Recycler ¤  New Recycling Practices ¤  Maintain Components together for initial review of Resale, Reuse, & Repair ¤  Inspect Equipment for Functionality ¤  Maximum Return of Value ¤  Maximum Value to Society
  12. 12. EPA R2 Recycle, Reuse, Repair ¤  R2 Ready to Reuse ¤  Product ready to reuse with no further action ¤  Data Wiped ¤  Fully Functional ¤  Software Loaded ¤  Quality Assurance Plan ¤  Product Return Plan ¤  Equipment Meets requirements of User ¤  No Majpr Cosmetic Defects ¤  R2 Ready for Resale ¤  Product is function tested and ready for Reseller to make ready for User ¤  Data Wiped ¤  Key Function Tested ¤  No Software ¤  Quality Assurance Tested ¤  Product Return Plan ¤  Equipment meets requirements of User ¤  Disclose in writitn to User failed or missing components ¤  R2 Ready For Repair ¤  Has market value and potential reuse to be sent to refurbisher for testing and repair ¤  Data Wiped ¤  Not tested / functioning ¤  Quality Assurance Plan ¤  Due Diligence of Downstream Refurbisher ¤  Equipment meets requirements of refurbisher
  13. 13. Data Destruction Integrity ¤  Old Recycling Method ¤  Document Hard Disk information ¤  Secure handling of Hard Drive during all methods of transportation ¤  Remove PCB ¤  Shred Hard Disk chassis, and all internal components ¤  Unsuitable for any further Reuse ¤  Minimum Return on Investment ¤  Minimum Resale Value ¤  New Potential Recycling ¤  Document Hard Drive Information ¤  Secure handling of Hard Drive during all methods of transportation ¤  Use Remote Cloud Based Software to Wipe Data ¤  Use DOD 7 Standards in Dada Wiping ¤  Software compliance and Standards tested (ie. Blancco
  14. 14. E W S I E-Waste Systems, Inc. (EWSI) E-Waste Systems, Inc. (OTCQB:EWSI), through its subsidiaries and affiliates, offers customized end-to-end solutions in IT Asset Recovery, E-Waste Management, and Electronics Reverse Logistics. Our Focus: 1.  Leadership in safe, compliant, and ethical e-waste disposal 2.  Global delivery of services 3.  Application of state-of-the-art technology and engineering
  15. 15. E W S I EWSI Affiliate Network EWSI’s corporate offices are located in Los Angeles, London, and Shanghai Services provided worldwide through growing network of affiliates Research and Development associations with 4 Universities Technology Development Agreements on 3 Continents
  16. 16. World Respected Certifications EWSI’s network includes every major credential and certification: ¤  R2, RIOS, and e-Stewards ¤  ISO 9001, 14001, or both ¤  OHSAS 18001 ¤  National Association for information Destruction (NAID) ¤  Manufacturer-authorized service providers (e.g., Lenovo, Toshiba) ¤  Microsoft Registered Refurbisher ¤  PAS 141 (pending) ¤  Federal & State Registrations: US EPA; California SB20/50; WEEE Authorized Treatment Facility (ATF) PAS 141 (pending) 16
  17. 17. Support our Green Initiative! www.ewastesystems.com

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