Webinar: E-Waste Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. Callie Babbitt, Associate Professor, Sustainability at the Golisano Institute of Sustainability at RIT, will present an informative webinar on E-Waste Challenges and Opportunities.
Emerging electronic products have changed the way we work, communicate and socialize. However, this digital transition comes with a high cost to the environment, including mining of scarce minerals, increasing use of electricity during operation, and the question of how to manage these products when they become obsolete. This webinar will overview major trends in electronic waste generation and management in the U.S. over the last 25 years and present forecasted estimates about how this complex waste stream will change in the future as new gadgets are introduced.