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October 5, 2004
Fall Issue of Closing the Circle News Now Available
Fall 2004 Issue of Closing the Circle News Focuses on Electronics Stewardship. [more]

September 28, 2004
Edwin Piñero Appointed the New FEE
President Bush appointed Edwin Piñero to serve as the Federal Environmental Executive, the White House announced on September 23rd, 2004. Mr. Piñero had served as Deputy FEE since January 2003, and had assumed the role of Acting Federal Environmental Executive in June 2004 upon the departure of Mr.John Howard. "I am honored and privileged for the opportunity to serve as Federal Environmental Executive, and look forward to continuing on our mission of promoting sustainable environmental stewardship across the Federal government," said Piñero.

September 28, 2004
OFEE and EPA Host Meeting on Recycling Impacts of RFID Tags Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags will be used more and more on corrugated boxes and pallets for inventory control and logistics. In the future, they could be used on other kinds of packaging. They have a potential negative impact on materials recycling and reuse. [more]

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Vice Admiral K. Lippert, Director, formally signed the Defense Logistics Agency EMS policy on July 6, 2004.

Vice Admiral K. Lippert, Director, formally signed the Defense Logistics Agency EMS policy on July 6, 2004 (more). Pictured (top photo, standing from left to right) are Acting Federal Environmental Executive Edwin Piñero (left), Dave Kling, Director of the Federal Facilities Enforcement Office-USEPA, and Vice Admiral Keith Lippert, Director of DLA. (photos by Thomas Wilkens, DLA)