Sustainability

Electronics Stewardship

In consideration of the negative environmental and human health effects of electronics (they can contain chemicals and heavy metals, be energy intensive to operate, and are the fastest growing waste stream in the U.S.), Executive Order 13423 and newly finalized DOE Order 436.1, "Departmental Sustainability" (dated 5/2/11), INL has taken a close look at the way it purchases, uses and dispositions electronics. In 2007, INL made a commitment to electronics stewardship and became a Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC) partner [1]. Electronics stewardship considers the environmental impacts of electronics over their lifecycle and includes:       

  • Purchasing greener electronics;
  • Operating electronics with less impact on the environment; and
  • Dispositioning electronics in an environmentally responsible manner at the end of their useful life.

INL’s participation in the FEC is supported by representatives from procurement, information management, property management and pollution prevention. Through continuous improvement, and collaboration with the other INL Site contractors, INL has emerged as a leader in electronics stewardship as evidenced by winning the following awards:

  • 2011 Federal Electronics Challenge Bronze Award
  • 2010 Federal Electronics Challenge Silver Award
  • 2009 Federal Electronics Challenge Silver Award
  • 2008 Federal Electronics Challenge Bronze Award
  • 2007 Federal Electronics Challenge Bronze Award 



  Contact Information:
 
Jenifer Nordstrom  (208) 533-7216   Email Contact
Rebecca Ristrem  (208) 526-1588   Email Contact

 

[1] The FEC is a voluntary program managed by the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that provides guidance on electronics stewardship.  

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