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Senator Gillibrand Supports e-Waste Recycling Bill

“This legislation will crack down on the reckless handling of electronic waste overseas, boost responsible domestic e-waste recycling at facilities like WeRecycle!, and protect Americans from fraudulent schemes that threaten national security.”

What is Stewardship, Exactly?

The smart people at the California Product Stewardship Council, Product Policy Institute and Product Stewardship Institute now agree on definitions for key terms in growing movement for manufacturer responsibility for discarded products. So what is “product stewardship,” exactly?



What Happens to Your Electronics: Inside An E-Recycling Plant

Public radio station WNYC takes you behind the scenes to discover what happens to your e-waste in New York City — that is, when you choose responsible collectors and e-Stewards Recyclers. Read, listen and view a slide show here.

Texas-Sized FAIL on e-Waste

“State lawmakers gave the environmental agency the authority to ensure that companies won’t rely on ‘sham recyclers’ that actually export and dump our old electronics on developing nations overseas, but today the state agency sadly chose not use that authority.”

E-Waste + Developing Countries = Neurological Risk

A news report in The Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals, directly links e-waste “recycling” in developing countries with serious neurological risk. “… many people are working without any kind of protection—most aren’t even aware of the potential risks.”


e-Stewards Standard Subsumes R2 – Why?

By Carol Baroudi, published on (re)blog, the blog of e-Stewards Recycler Redemtech. Effective March 1, 2012, certification to become an e-Stewards recycler will automatically qualify a recycler as R2 as well. Why did the e-Stewards Initiative do this? Read on.

GSA Announces New e-Waste Policy for Fed

At a Philly e-Stewards Recycler, the GSA announced that federal agencies must reuse electronics to the maximum extent possible and then direct non-functioning products to third-party certified e-waste recyclers, such as e-Stewards.

Producer Responsibility: A Solution to e-Waste in the Developing World?

Lund University (Sweden) student Panate Manomaivibool's thesis shows how lessons can be learnt from the OECD countries' solutions when tackling the problem and developing relevant legislation. ScienceDaily provides an excellent synopsis of the thesis.

UN: e-Waste Imports Add to Growing Problem in West Africa

Aside from domestic consumption, the e-waste problem in West Africa is exacerbated by an ongoing stream of used EEE from industrialized countries, much of it labeled for “re-use” but proving to be e-waste, says a new report by the UN.