The e-Stewards® ethical certification program announced today the launch of a new version of the Standard for the Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment. The new Version 4.0 is designed to be shorter, simpler, and less prescriptive while retaining and improving performance and rigor, particularly in the area of data security.
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An initiative launched by e-Stewards will give 10 certified processors the training and support they need to successfully employ a workforce of developmentally disabled adults.
Low unemployment rates are making it hard for recycling companies to find and keep reliable employees for entry-level jobs. | tadamichi/Shutterstock
Today, e-Stewards®, the ethical electronics recycling certification program, announced the launch of the e-Stewards ADVANCE+ program. ADVANCE+ is a workforce development program created to provide electronics recycling jobs for the often-overlooked community of people with autism and other disabilities, who have proven to be reliable and productive employees. The ADVANCE+ program will help prepare and match e-Stewards recyclers with this outstanding workforce.
ServerMonkey announces today that it has earned e-Stewards® Certification in Houston, TX. e-Stewards is considered to be the international “gold standard” for the recycling and refurbishing of used electronics. ServerMonkey provides IT Asset Disposition & Recycling in addition to the provision of enterprise hardware, data center services, and more.
N.F. Smith & Associates, L.P. announces today that it has earned e-Stewards® Certification in Houston, TX. 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. Smith has served its community for 35 years in a wide array of industries ranging from consumer electronics to data centers and much more.
Last week BAN sent out a Press Release announcing support for SEERA — a bipartisan bill just introduced into the House of Representatives that will once and for all prohibit most electronic waste from being shipped overseas. Such exports are already banned in Europe and provide unfair competition to responsible electronics recyclers in the U.S. who don’t resort to exportation.
Salomé and Jim just returned from the two-week long Basel Convention negotiations in Geneva. The decisions made will have a definite impact on the plastics and e-waste recycling industries. While these decisions will not go into effect immediately, BAN wishes to brief e-Stewards on what was decided.