Matthew Young is a recycling, reuse, and sustainability entrepreneur focused on processing difficult-to-recycle materials. After working at some of the largest electronics recyclers in the country, Young founded Akooba and Electronics Value Recovery, which both focus on different aspects of the electronics recycling supply chain, and Rest In Peace Recycling, which is a mattress recycler. An avid advocate for reuse, Young is the chairman of the ISRI Electronics Division Specifications committee, working to standardize testing practices to facilitate reuse and trade. Outside of recycling, he enjoys spending time with his family, drone photography, working on classic cars, sailing, and skiing.
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The “New” Requirement for Recyclers: ESGBreakers K-L
ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) is emerging as a requirement for investors, so government and public institutional investors as well as private equity investors are beginning to require standardized ESG reporting. Corporations are already building programs for public and investor goodwill and as part of their mission, but also because they see the regulatory requirements coming. Get the full breakdown of ESG including the opportunities, challenges, and more.