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Global Ewaste Solutions Pte., Ltd., in Singapore, has been granted the first e-Stewards® certification in South East Asia, and is the first to offer global coverage with three e-Stewards Certified facilities outside of the United States. The e-Stewards Certification is widely recognized as the most rigorous standard for socially and environmentally sound electronics recycling and asset management in the world.

Raytheon Furthers Sustainability Goals; Becomes e-Stewards Enterprise

Raytheon, technology innovator and world leader for defense electronics, has furthered their commitment to sustainability and environmental protection by becoming an e-Stewards Enterprise. They have pledged to use e-Stewards certified Recyclers & Refurbishers to help them meet their goal of responsibly recycling 100% of their annual 500 tons of e-waste by 2015.

 

Tough Economic Times: Not a Good Reason to Retreat from Environmental and Social Responsibility

Currently, we are witnessing an electronics recycling industry under great financial stress. This is due in large part to a crash in commodity prices and to state/provincial e-waste programs that turn pricing over to manufacturers in what has too often been a race to the bottom. Recycling companies are increasingly forced to make tough decisions about expenses and their bottom line, while others have had to shut their doors or declare bankruptcy.

Stricter E-waste Guidelines From 2015 COPs? Not Yet.

The 2015 Basel Convention COP handed disappointing news to proponents of stricter e-waste guidelines by passing unfinished guidelines that leave out key industry issues such as cathode tube management.

4th Bin Win EPA Honors

e-Stewards Certified Recycler, 4th Bin wins the highest public EPA award–the Environmental Champion Award. The credit their e-Stewards certification for “ensuring the strictest e-Stewards Recycler health and safety standards” in their work.

Protect Your Right to Informed Purchasing

The well-regarded and popular program, EPEAT, is facing an uncertain future due to legislation that could render it obsolete. Help protect this program so sustainable electronics can be easily identified for purchase and recycled at end-of-life.