An important reminder: Anyone interested in providing feedback on the Partnership for Action on Computer Equipment's Guideline on Environmentally Sound Testing, Refurbishment and Repair of Used Computing Equipment has until next week to submit comments. Comments and suggestions on the draft document can be made here.
The German Federal Ministry of Research is sponsoring a project led by engineering giant Siemens that is examining the entire life of an electric motor, including how to best recycle rare earth metals contained in them, reports CleanTechnica.com.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has scheduled two Oregon E-Cycles Advisory Committee meetings for Jan. 13 and Jan. 26. Interested parties can participate via phone or webinar. More information is available here.