LOUISVILLE, Ky.-The Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center at the University of Louisville is coordinating a multistate regional conference Aug. 28-29 to encourage public and private groups to reuse and recycle electronics instead of disposing of the equipment unwisely.

    The program, “Bridging the Borders to Electronics Reuse and Recycling,” will run from 1 p.m. Aug. 28 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at The Galt House hotel, Fourth and Main streets, in downtown Louisville. Opening session keynote speaker is Kate Krebs, executive director of the National Recycling Coalition.

    The conference is intended for businesses, schools, organizations, government agencies and recyclers in Kentucky and its bordering states — Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

    The regional conference host is the Kentucky Partnership for Effective Electronics Reuse and Recycling (PEER2). An Environmental Protection Agency grant is funding part of the program.

    Registration is $90 through July 31 and $120 in August if space remains available after the early deadline. The fee includes all sessions and handouts, an Aug. 28 Belle of Louisville dinner cruise and the Aug. 29 continental breakfast and luncheon with speaker Jerry Powell, editor of Resource Recycling magazine and E-Scrap News.

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.