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BAN offers update on its EarthEye tracking program

Samsung is deploying 40 GPS trackers a year to follow the downstream movement of scrap electronics. Processors, including Kuusakoski, have used the devices to track the movement of recovered commodities. The Basel Action Network estimates that since the EarthEye program started over a dozen customers have used the trackers. | Aunging/Shutterstock.

e-Stewards Publishes Latest Version (V4.0) of its Ethical Electronics Reuse and Recycling Standard

Seattle, WA, USA. 26 February 2020. The e-Stewards® Certification Program launched the 4th Version of its Ethical Electronics Recycling and Refurbishment Standard this week. The new, more streamlined version of the Standard has been under development by a special drafting committee since the summer of 2018. In the last few months it underwent two lengthy open stakeholder comment periods which ended a month ago according to schedule.

Wisetek to Extend their e-Stewards Electronics Recycling Certification to UK, Ireland and Thailand

Cork, Ireland. January 28, 2020. Wisetek, a leading global Information technology asset disposition (ITAD), reuse and manufacturing service, and e-Stewards® have reached an agreement to extend their American e-Stewards Certifications to all of Wisetek’s facilities worldwide within two years. The four additional facilities to be added in that time frame will be in Cork, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Reading, UK; and Amphur Sriracha, Thailand.

Right-to-repair advocates make their case in one statehouse

Electronics repair stakeholders clashed over right-to-repair legislation in Washington state this week, as a number of state legislatures begin taking up similar bills. In Olympia, Wash., right-to-repair proponents and opponents testified during a Jan. 21 hearing in front of the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee. | jfergusonphotos/Shutterstock

Participants in e-Stewards Disability Employment Program Announced

Today, e-Stewards® announced the 2020 class of e-Stewards Certified Recyclers participating in their new ADVANCE+ program. ADVANCE+ is a workforce development program created to employ people with autism and other disabilities. It is being piloted under the expert management of the James Emmett and Company, a consultancy at the forefront of fostering employment for under-employed disabled individuals. The ADVANCE+ program is designed to help e-Stewards solve critical business labor problems while helping their communities solve a critical and growing social issue.

e-Stewards Announces Early Bird Certification Special for New Standard

Today, e-Stewards®, the ethical electronics recycling certification program, announced a one-time new Early Bird Special opportunity for recyclers not yet certified to e-Stewards to become certified to the latest e-Stewards Version 4.0. New recyclers must take advantage of this offer by November 20, 2019, and commit to having their first facility certified to Version 4.0 within 6 months of the Standard release date slated for February 25, 2020.

Call2Recycle Becomes an e-Stewards Enterprise Partner

Atlanta, GA. Seattle, WA. October 1, 2019. Call2Recycle®, the country’s first and largest consumer battery recycling program, is proud to announce their renewed commitment to responsible hazardous waste disposal by joining the e-Stewards® Enterprise program. e-Stewards Enterprise partners commit to making best efforts to use e-Stewards Certified Recyclers and Refurbishers, who operate to the highest industry standard for the management of end-of-life electronic assets and materials under their control.

Ingram Micro Agrees to Take e-Stewards Certification Global

Ingram Micro, a leading IT asset disposition services provider, and the Basel Action Network (BAN), the environmental advocacy organization responsible for the e-Stewards certification standard, jointly announced today that Ingram Micro has committed to certifying all its IT asset processing facilities worldwide to the e-Stewards® standard within three years. Once these certifications are complete, Ingram Micro ITAD will become the first e-Stewards-certified provider operational across five continents, helping lead the industry towards greater global responsibility.

Leading Electronics Manufacturing Recycling Association MRM Joins Forces with e-Stewards

MRM, the Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management Company, has joined the growing ranks of organizations, associations, corporations, and municipalities as the newest e-Stewards® Enterprise Partner, dedicated to promoting and utilizing e-Stewards Certified Recyclers. MRM was founded in 2007, by electronics manufacturers for electronics manufacturers, to help provide convenient, environmentally responsible recycling opportunities for US consumers. MRM joins LG, Samsung, Sony, VIZIO and the Closed Loop Fund among many other corporate partners finding value and confidence in the e-Stewards program.