About - Staff Member - Chris Cleet
Areas of Expertise:
green chemistry, sustainability policy, e-recycling and standards
Chris provides expertise on technical environmental issues such as materials restrictions and best practices for electronics recycling. He leads ITI's materials restrictions committee and is active in ensuring state and federal laws are based on sound science.
Prior to joining ITI, Chris was the senior manager of environmental affairs for the Environmental Issues Council of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA), where he handled environmental issues for the high-tech industry.
Before coming to EIA, Chris worked with major consulting firms handling environmental issues for the Department of Defense, Department of Energy and major manufacturing companies. He also worked as the director of several of the American Chemistry Council's self-funded advocacy teams, working on issues such as worker safety, product recycling, toxicity and outreach plans, and has taught high school chemistry, physical science and earth science in schools in Montgomery County, MD, and Lancaster, PA. Chris has authored or co-authored several environmental technical papers and holds a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Millersville University in Millersville, PA, and a master's degree in Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins University.
Chris is a certified Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) through the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice (IPEP).
Blog Posts by Chris Cleet
Tech Industry’s Commitment to Create a Healthier, More Sustainable Planet
(April 20, 2022)
The tech industry plays a critical role in the effort to protect our planet. ITI and our member companies continue to work with governments and key partners to develop and implement measures to mitigate ...
How the Tech Industry is Bringing Us Closer to a Carbon Neutral Future
(November 09, 2021)
Governments and business entities from around the world are gathering at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland. There, the COP (the Conference of ...
A New Way to Gauge Electronics’ Responsible Recycling
(July 08, 2013)
In my previous blog, I talked about the importance of standards, and how the Responsible Recycling (R2) standard set the bar for the safe recycling of electronics. When I wrote that blog, the R2 Technical ...
ITI Sustainability Series to Focus on Green Tech Challenges
(June 03, 2013)
Tech is involved in myriad energy and environmental sustainability issues – each with its own complexities and differing global approaches. In an effort to break down some of these challenges and brainstorm ...
Setting the Standard for Responsible Recycling of Electronics
(April 08, 2013)
Open, balanced and transparent standards are a critical part of the electronics industry, allowing manufacturers to develop parts that easily connect and interact with each other; better manage materials ...