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SEI Newsletter | August 2010

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Symposium Sponsors

The SEI and ISTC are looking for sponsors for the Second Annual Electronics and Sustainability Symposium scheduled for March 23-24, 2011. Sponsorships can be made in amounts varying from $500 to $5,000. We are looking to expand next year's program and develop further networking and collaborative opportunities. If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact Aida Sefic Williams at 217-333-4562 or

E-Waste Collection in C-U

Champaign County held another successful e-waste collection event! Residents from Champaign, Urbana, Savoy and surrounding areas brought in their waste electronics. On August 7, approximately 1,200 vehicles came through the line and discarded an estimated 225,000-250,000 of electronics! The event was sponsored by Vintage Tech Recyclers, City of Champaign, City of Urbana, Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, Champaign County, News-Gazette, Village of Savoy, the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center and the University of Illinois College of Fine and Applied Arts.

New E-Waste Law Taking Effect

Wisconsin's 2009 Senate Bill 107 was signed in October of 2009. Since January 1, electronics manufacturers have been registering with the state, in order to keep their selling rights with the state. As of Sept. 1, 2010, Wisconsin residents will no longer be able to dispose of their electronics in municipal garbage. Furthermore, the recycling will be free for Wisconsin residents, as manufacturers are responsible for payment of recycling the goods. Accepted electronic components include computers, printers, televisions, monitors, computer peripherals, fax machines, DVD players and VCRs, as well as cell phones.

Recent SEI Blog Posts

  • Future of electronics after 2012, August 31, 2010.
  • Death of Advanced Recycling Fee?, August 11, 2010.
  • Become a Member of the SEI!

    The Sustainable Electronics Initiative (SEI) offers Corporate and Individual Memberships! Join the SEI and work together with us to research and find solutions to the e-waste problem.

    Call for Papers

    The Second Annual Electronics and Sustainability Symposium is scheduled on March 23-24, 2011. Industry and academic practitioners are encouraged to submit abstracts of their recent research, projects, and design thinking for presentation, publication, or both. The Call for Papers for a paper, presentation, panel discussion, or poster is available online and should be returned to Aida Sefic Williams at

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    Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
    1 Hazelwood Dr
    Champaign, IL 61820
    Phone: 217-333-8940
    Fax: 217-333-8944
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