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Residents Near e-Waste Site Face Greater Cancer Risk

Residents living near an e-waste recycling site in China face elevated risks of lung cancer, according to a recent study co-authored by Oregon State University researchers.

BAN’s Jim Pucket Receives International E-Recycling Award

A giant congratulations to Jim Puckett of the Basel Action Network/e-Stewards, recipient of the Swiss Cowbell Award at the International Electronics Recycling Congress for “pioneering and breathless work to prevent the globalization of toxic waste…”

Computer Company Pleads Guilty to e-Waste Violation

The EPA reports that on October 18, 2012, Mark Glover and Discount Computers, Inc. (DCI) pled guilty to crimes associated with electronic waste, making it the first e-waste conviction in the country.

How to Recycle Your Phone, PC and Other Tech Gear

From Computerworld: “There may also be private recyclers near where you live … it’s difficult for you to know whether they will recycle the electronics responsibly. A good place to find one is through e-Stewards, which sets high standards for electronics recyclers and certifies those that meet those standards”

WSJ: CIO’s Face Web of Green Standards

From the Wall Street Journal: CIOs who don’t want computers to end up contaminating landfills or being picked through by data thieves should make sure their recyclers are certified under the federal e-Stewards standard, says Sue Chiang, Center for Environmental Health.

World’s Largest e-Waste Recycler to Become e-Stewards Certified

In a statement, Sims Recycling Solutions, Inc. said it believes that the e-Stewards program provides the most clear, unambiguous and robust approach to e-waste processing. Sims will certify each of its 14 North American electronic recycling sites to e-Stewards.

Why Junk Electronics Should be Big Business

From artstechnica: The global manufacturing of electric and electronic devices requires a total of $21 billion in gold and silver every year, yet less than 15 percent of these valuable metals are recovered from electronic waste, according to representatives at the UN-backed initiative, Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP).

The e-Stewards Difference

“By creating a network of responsible collection and processing entities, e-Stewards brings confidence in electronics recycling for consumers and businesses alike. LG is proud to support this global initiative.” — LG Electronics

Abington Reldan — First e-Stewards Refiner/Recycler in Greater NY, Philly Area

“Abington Reldan Metals is thrilled to have achieved this distinction,” said Howard Steinberg, Managing Member of Abington Reldan Metals, LLC. “We are committed to assuring that our operation makes a positive contribution by upholding the … e-Stewards Standards for Responsible Recycling & Reuse of Electronics.”