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SEI Newsletter | May 2010


This Issue
Environmental Partnership Summit

Tim Lindsey, William Bullock, Aida Williams and Willie Cade gave a session presentation during the 2010 National Environmental Partnership Summit on May 26, 2010. The conference was hosted by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) and this year's event focused on "Taking the Next Steps for Energy, Sustainability, and a Green Economy". The SEI session was very well received and generated interest from representatives in academia, government, and industry. The full presentation can be viewed online!

E-Waste State Legislation

Vermont and South Carolina both passed e-waste legislation during the month of May. This brings the count to 22 states with e-waste laws, while 8 states are discussing proposed laws. In order to better understand the new and proposed laws, determine which states have also enacted an electronics disposal ban, we have created a chart listing details about each state's e-waste laws and disposal bans. The state comparison is available online or can be downloaded as a PDF.

E-Waste Competition

Winners have been announced in the International E-Waste Competition. The competition is part of the Sustainable Electronics Initiative (SEI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The competition is designed to prompt the industrialized world to dialogue about product designs for environmentally responsible computing and entertainment. The goals of this competition are to learn about ways to re-use electronic waste (E-Waste) for new and productive means, explore new ideas of how to address E-Waste problems, and contribute to the body of knowledge that advances the practice of environmentally responsible product design.

Technical/Geek Category Winners

  • First Place: Team Port-e-garden (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Second Place: Team Chaps (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Third Place: Team CSULB Studio Group #1 (California State University, Long Beach CA)

Artist/Designer Category Winners

  • First Place: Team rev0lve (Rochester Institute of Technology, New York)
  • Second Place: Team eLiminators (California State University, Long Beach CA)
  • Third Place: Team eMotion (California State University, Long Beach CA)

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