PRBA to Participate in EPA Webinar on Management Challenges for Lithium Batteries at Electronics Recyclers

George Kerchner, Executive Director of PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association, will participate in a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency webinar on April 5 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 pm on the challenges of managing lithium batteries at electronics recycling facilities.

The EPA webinar will be presented as a panel discussion on the problems electronics recyclers are facing, recommended best practices for removal and transportation of lithium batteries, and suggestions for how electronics manufacturers and recyclers can work together to address these issues.

The webinar is a follow up to EPA’s March 22 webinar on lithium batteries and the challenges that they pose to the waste and recycling industries.

Other scheduled webinar speakers include:

    • Craig Boswell, the co-founder and president of HOBI International, Inc
    • Kevin Leary, an international transportation specialist with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
    • Neil Peters-Michaud, founder and CEO of Cascade Asset Management