NNSA Congratulates Sandia Labs for Receiving Electronics Reuse and Recycling Award

Press Release
Jan 28, 2010
Sandia recognized for performing responsible end-of-life electronics stewardship

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today congratulated Sandia National Laboratories for receiving an Electronics Reuse and Recycling Campaign (ERRC) award from the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive.

Sandia received the large civilian facility award (more than 2,500 employees) and was cited for reusing or recycling 400,119 pounds of electronics.

"Sandia's commitment in reusing and recycling electronics not only improves the efficiency of the laboratories but also helps protect the environment," said Brig. Gen. Garrett Harencak, Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application at NNSA. "This award also demonstrates Sandia's and NNSA's commitment to being effective stewards of the taxpayer's money and the commitment in improving the way we do business."

Sandia was among 137 facilities who participated in the campaign. Sandia will be among eight teams from six Federal agencies that will be awarded for their efforts in performing responsible end-of-life electronics stewardship. The teams, who will receive their awards in February, are from the U.S. Departments of Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, Interior, Justice, and Treasury.

The fourth annual campaign resulted in more than 15.8 million pounds of reused or recycled electronics. This was an increase of more than six million pounds from the previous year's campaign.

See: http://www.fedcenter.gov/Announcements/index.cfm?id=14396

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