transportation, emissions, electronics supply chain

3 Steps to Reduce Emissions in a Complex Electronics Supply Chain

Electronics manufacturers are asking for more sustainability data from suppliers as the meaning of Corporate Social Responsibility extends further up and down the supply chain. These conversations are opportunities to manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a potentially significant source: freight transportation. From materials-sourcing to manufacturing, distribution, take-back, and recycling, transportation-related GHG emissions data can…

IPC: DSW Rule Fails to Incentivize Recycling

Bannockburn, Ill. — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unofficially released a final version of the 2011 proposed revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule. Unfortunately, the final rule fails to provide adequate regulatory relief for manufacturers wishing to do the right thing by recycling valuable secondary materials. “IPC is disappointed that the…

IPC: EPA Revision Discourages Recycling

In a very odd turn of events, one expert says that the government agency charged with protecting the environment is discouraging recycling efforts. Speaking on behalf of more than 2,000 U.S. electronics manufacturers who are members of IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries, Dr. Brent Grazman said IPC members are strong advocates of scientifically based…

What will it Cost to Clean up China in 2050?

It’s 2050 and a new generation of Chinese leaders are tackling the country’s terrible pollution problems. Major cities are cloaked in a heavy unbreathable haze, citizens are gagging on the streets, rivers and ground water have heavy contamination of PCB and other hazardous pollutants and surging health care costs are chewing up personal and national…