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China’s Notorious E-Waste Village Disappears Almost Overnight

Just days after the Dec. 1 order for all 3,000 remaining unregulated electronic-waste workshops to move to a newly built industrial park or face power cuts, the smell of burning plastic from the few waste fires smoldering on the roadside still hangs heavy in the air around Guiyu.

e-Stewards Reaffirms Preference for Safe Recycling over Safe Storage for Television Glass

Following almost a year-long deliberation over a petition by Kuusakoski Recycling and their partner Peoria Disposal Company requesting e-Stewards to relax its standard to give greater acceptance to placing crushed and treated cathode ray tube (CRT) glass into solid waste landfill cells for possible future retrieval and recycling, the BAN Board of Directors has voted to accept the majority recommendations of the e-Stewards Leadership Council and its Technical Committee and deny the petition.

e-Stewards – The Gold Standard of Electronics Recycling – Comes to Asia

Recom, Ltd., proudly announces successful completion of the rigorous audit process to become the first e-Stewards® certified recycler in Asia, in the Republic of Korea. e-Stewards is considered to be the international “gold standard” for the recycling and refurbishing of used electronics. e-Stewards certification confirms Recom’s commitment to environmentally safe handling of all hazardous e-waste.

Kansas City, MO Becomes e-Stewards Enterprise: Helps Communities Connect

The city of Kansas City, Missouri, has deepened its commitment to its communities and the environment by becoming an e-Stewards Enterprise. By pledging to use e-Stewards Recyclers & Refurbishers to manage their e-waste, the city is connecting vulnerable demographics with responsibly refurbished technology. And shrinking the digital divide.

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.