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Don Snemis Discusses Internet of Things Sustainability and e-Waste in BizVoice Magazine

July 6, 2017

Don Snemis Discusses Internet of Things Sustainability and e-Waste in BizVoice Magazine

The Internet of Things (IoT) has already had an unmistakable impact on our world. However, what happens to IoT devices when they fail or become obsolete? What are we to do with the millions of tons of electronic waste (e-waste) left behind by our need for evolving technology?

Partner Don Snemis of Ice Miller’s Environmental, Natural Resources and Toxic Tort Group brings his unique perspective in the Indiana Chamber’s July-August issue of BizVoice magazine. In his guest column, “Internet of Things: Keeping it Green and Sustainable,” Don highlights the precautions that should be exercised when handling e-waste as well as sustainability standards and recycling programs.

Don writes:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that in 2009 alone, American consumers discarded 2.37 million tons of e-waste, 75% of which was sent to landfills. Poorly handled, e-waste poses a threat to human health and the environment, but with proper management and recycling practices, e-waste presents an opportunity to conserve resources and advance economic development.

Read the full article here, or find it in the online edition of BizVoice.

Don concentrates his practice on litigation, environmental law and product liability. He represented companies, municipalities and citizens in state and federal courts across the country on various business and environmental issues including the cleanup of historical water and soil contamination, accidental releases of contamination, property transfers, leaking underground storage tanks, cost recovery actions, Brownfields redevelopment and toxic torts. He also handled numerous complex lawsuits involving business disputes, including cases involving breach of contract and fraud.

This publication is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The reader should consult with legal counsel to determine how laws or decisions discussed herein apply to the reader’s specific circumstances.

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