The Edges of Lean

Episode 6: Continuous Improvement and Your Old Computer

November 5, 2020

That laptop on your desk - where is it going when you are done with it? Most e-waste is not recycled to reclaim its precious metal components, and it ends up in in landfills. From a lean perspective, there’s a lot of waste n the e-waste problem!  That’s where organizations like FreeGeek.org come into play.  In this episode we hear from John Ashcraft of Freegeek, in Portland Oregon, and Maria Grzanka and Brion Hurley, continuous improvement professionals,  who volunteer with Lean Portland to assist non-profit organizations. Brion, John and Maria share how lean thinking helps to reduce waste with the folks who are working hard to address the e-waste problem.