ARTICLES & REPORTS
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Tracks IT Assets
Appearing in the February RFID Journal, Lauren Roman examines a $2.8 million RFID project implemented by the US Patent and Trademark Office to automate its asset tracking.
RFID trends: 2017 and beyond
RFID trends in enterprises, the retail sector and the rapidly growing circular economy business model.
RFID trends in enterprises and the retail sector are discussed along with TransparentPlanet’s initiatives using RFID to create circular economy systems.
In My Opinion: RFID trends spawn recycling opportunities
Lauren Roman writes in e-Scrap News on how RFID technology can positively impact the electronic recycling industry.
People, Planet, Purpose and… Technology?
Circular Economy spawning new breed of enviro-preneurs
An article by Lauren Roman that examines how the rise of the circular economy is spawning a new breed of environmental entrepreneurs.
A Perfect Circle – How Tech is Powering the Circular Economy
An article by Lauren Roman published in the Fall 2016 edition of Sustainability Today, the premier digital mini mag for issues related to sustainability.
The State of Supply Chains in 2015 – A Survey of Electronics Manufacturing
From the factory of the future to the Internet of Things, big data, mobility and cloud computing, new technologies are unleashing massive disruption in the marketplace. This report, sponsored by Jabil Circuit Inc., shows that electronics manufacturing companies require unprecedented visibility into all parts of their business to help bring new products to market faster, more affordably and with less risk.
Blockchain for Sustainable Supply Chains – LinkedIn Group
Blockchain is an open, secure way of validating transactions. Supply chains consist of a series of players transacting to produce products and recover resources from them at end of life. Sustainable products are produced in supply chains that honor people, planet and profit. Join our group to explore how blockchain can validate these systems and fast-track achievement of a transparent, sustainable world.
Ellen MacArthur Foundation – www.EllenMacArthurFoundation.org
Accelerating transition to a circular economy. Works with business leaders, government, academia and emerging innovators to build an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design.
Sustainable Brands – www.SustainableBrands.com
Helping brands and sustainability and innovation professionals create and execute on new opportunities to properly innovate for sustainability.
Cradle to Cradle – www.c2Ccertified.org
Certifies products that demonstrate transparency and sustainability throughout the supply chain.
US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center – www.USChamberFoundation.org
A leading resource for businesses dedicated to making a difference. Holds programs and events and conducts research to help companies improve their social and environmental performance.
RAIN RFID Alliance – www.rainrfid.org
A global organization promoting the universal adoption of RAIN technology solutions across many markets. Product identification and tracking is generally accomplished with RAIN RFID.
AIM Global – www.aimglobal.org
The leading international industry association, resource and authority for automatic identification and data capture innovation and technologies including barcode, RFID, the Internet of Things, RAIN and more.
Sustainable Electronics & Electronics Recycling
Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition – www.eiccoalition.org
Supports responsible supply chain management where members commit and are held accountable to a Common Code of Conduct for continuous improvement in the social, environmental and ethical responsibility of their supply chains.
Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool – www.EPEAT.net
EPEAT is a comprehensive global environmental rating system that helps purchasers identify greener computers and other electronics. A ‘total lifecycle’ product assessment and certification.
Sustainable Electronics Recycling International – https://sustainableelectronics.org
Dedicated to the responsible reuse, repair and recycling of electronic products. SERI is the housing body of the R2 (Responsible Recycling) Standard for electronics.
e-Stewards – www.e-stewards.org
Defines and promotes responsible electronics reuse and recycling best practices worldwide. Develops and maintains the e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling.