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Dear NRC Friend,

Through partnership between the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) and the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center (RMC), we are mutually pleased to provide the Sustainable Materials Webinar Series.

The monthly programming Series is provided through live webinar format on the third Tuesday of each month from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. EST. Recordings of the Sustainable Materials Management Webinar Series will be available for those who cannot attend or need to reference the Webinar.

This month's webinar is:

Environmental Management Systems for the Electronics Industry


WHEN: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. EST
WHO: Sean De Vries, R2 Director, Sustainable Electronics Recycling International

SERI (the Sustainable Electronics Recycling International), is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing safe and sustainable reuse and recycling of used electronics through consensus-driven standards. SERI is the housing body and ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization for the R2 Standard. This webinar will provide detailed information about the process of the newest proposed Standard update (R2v3)

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Sean De Vries was appointed by SERI ( the Sustainable Electronics Recycling International) to the position of R2 Director in October, 2018. Among his responsibilities, Sean works with the R2 Technical Advisory Committee and leads the R2 Standard development process. He also provides guidance for the application and implementation of the standard and educate various stakeholder groups. Sean brings considerable experience in standards development and oversight for the electronics reuse and recycling industry.

Prior to joining SERI, Sean was the Director of the Recycler Qualification Office (RQO), an organization established to audit and approve reuse and recycling organizations prior to use under the industry-led end-of-life electronics recycling programs across Canada. He also led the development process for the Electronics Reuse and Refurbishing Program (ERRP) and the Recycler Qualification Program (RQP). Sean was also active in the development and implementation of the provincial electronics stewardship programs and served as the inaugural Chair of the Board of Directors for the four not-for-profit stewardship organizations. Sean holds college advanced diplomas in Environmental Engineering Technology and Environmental Science from Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario.


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