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April 2006

CONCEPTUAL BUSINESS PLAN
For an Electronic Product Stewardship Third-Party Organization (TPO)

Developed as a project of the Northwest Product Stewardship Council and led by a Steering Committee of Electronics Manufacturers

CONCEPTUAL BUSINESS PLAN
For an Electronic Product Stewardship Third-Party Organization (TPO)

Project Steering Committee Members (January, 2006)
David Thompson (Panasonic) Frank Marella (Sharp) Butch Teglas, Ric Erdheim (Philips) Doug Smith (Sony) Tim Mann (IBM) Ed Nevins (JVC) Mike Moss (Samsung) Shelby Houston (Epson)

Project Support Team Members (January, 2006)
David Nightingale (PM/Washington DOE) Tamie Kellogg (facilitator) Jan Whitworth (Oregon DEQ) R. V. “Buddy” Graham (Polymer Alliance Zone) David Weinberg (RBRC) Garth Hickle (Minnesota) Jeff Hunt (U.S. EPA Region X) Jason Linnell (NCER) Walter Alcorn (Alcorn Consulting/NCER) Lisa Sepanski (King County) Norm England (RBRC) Saskia Mooney (RBRC) Scott Klag (Metro Regional Government, Oregon) Sego Jackson (Snohomish County) Signe Gilson (City of Seattle) Steven Johnson (Garvey, Schubert, Barer) Viccy Salazar (U.S. EPA) Wayne Rifer (Rifer Environmental) Jay Shepard (Washington DOE)

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CONCEPTUAL BUSINESS PLAN
For an Electronic Product Stewardship Third-Party Organization (TPO)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This Third Party Organization (TPO) Business Plan outlines an organizational structure and a mechanism for delivering waste management services for waste electronic products (ewaste) in the states of Oregon and Washington. Project participants hope that these findings could apply in other multi-state situations as well. To illustrate how a TPO could provide practical value on a business and policy basis, a Steering Committee of electronics manufacturers developed this Conceptual Business Plan based on a set of key assumptions about TPO responsibilities and the broader, legislated electronics recycling system. This Plan was produced as part of the larger...
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