R2 Solutions, based in Boulder, Colo., has added Garth Hickle to its board of directors.
Hickle is involved in the electronics recycling and product stewardship sectors. He is the chair of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials Product Stewardship Task Force, a board member of the Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse and the product stewardship team leader with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. He also was honored with a Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship in 2001 to pursue research in international product stewardship policy and has published articles in the Journal of Industrial Ecology, the Journal for Cleaner Production, Corporate Environmental Strategy and Environmental Quality Management, among others.
Hickle says, “I am eager to join forces with R2 Solutions. As people around the world gain access to mobile devices and other electronics at an increasing rate, the global need for environmentally and economically sound practices for recycling those devices grows. The R2:2013 Standard provides a sustainable solution for responsible management of end-of-life electronics.”
John Lingelbach, executive director of R2 Solutions, says, “The expertise and diversity of our board uniquely positions us to meet the global need for a safe, sensible and sustainable standard for electronics recycling. Garth's insight in the arena of international product stewardship coupled with his practical, hands-on experience working at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, is a valuable asset.”
R2 Solutions is a nonprofit organization that provides educational and outreach services as well as administrative support for the R2 Standard and its Technical Advisory Committee, which is charged with advancing and further developing the standard.