The ISIRI Annual Convention and Exposition is underway this week in Nashville, Tenn., at the Music City Center. The four-day event brings the recycling industry together for networking and educational opportunities. More than 70 speakers are sharing their knowledge and expertise on various industry subjects throughout the week, including Craig Boswell, president and co-founder of HOBI International Inc, as well as past chairman of ISRI’s Electronics Division.
Boswell speaks today on two panels, the first session, “Understanding Your Impact: Knowing the Numbers that Matter,” beginning at 2:15 p.m. During this session, Boswell will discuss how measuring quality, safety, and environmental performance goes beyond meeting a standards requirement and instead is a management tool used to improve operations and increase profitability.
The second session, “The Evolving Battery Landscape in Electronics and Metal Recycling,” begins at 4:00 p.m. In this session, Boswell will discuss how battery technology is evolving rapidly. Thus, new technologies such as Lithium-Air promise improved battery performance in the future, allowing for new applications and longer battery life.
Other keynotes taking place throughout the week include understanding the value of data points such as workflow efficiency losses and energy consumption, and how to operate to enhance tracking and performance around these data points. Additionally, industry professionals will discuss the electrification movement and how the movement presents the industry with challenges and opportunities to act as industry leaders and pioneers for the best economic, environmental, and safety measures.