Posts Categorized: News

Massive Toxics Trade Bust

A major toxic waste seizure in Indonesia reveals the dirty underbelly of scrap metal exporting: Brokers mislabel e-waste as scrap steel, skirting customs laws, delivering poisons to developing countries. This report comes to us via industry newsletter Resource Recycling.

Alcoa and Waste Management Join Coalition for American Electronics Recycling

CAER announced today that Alcoa, world’s leading aluminum producer, and Waste Management Recycle America, North America’s leading provider of integrated environmental solutions, have joined the alliance supporting sustainable electronics recycling for the benefit of the American economy.

From BBC News: EU Adopts New e-Waste Law

The BBC reports that the European Parliament has passed a new law to curb dumping of electronic goods such as mobile phones, computers and TV sets in landfill sites.

Pakistani Newspaper Notes e-Waste Imports, Risks

In-country report: Hazardous E-waste has become one of the biggest health risks of this century in Pakistan, with rising trend of bulk imports of used and obsolete computers and other electronic equipment from the West, taking full advantage of “yet to be enacted E-waste laws” in the country.

E-Waste Legislation Gaining Support

The potential to create jobs and stop toxic electronic waste from being exported has spurred the world’s largest recycler to support proposed federal legislation. Read this article from American Metal Market, December 30, 2011.

Swedish EPA Reports on Global E-Waste

It has been ten years since BAN's groundbreaking report "Exporting Harm: The High Tech Trashing of Asia." What is the current state of e-waste management globally? Check out this comprehensive report published by the Swedish EPA earlier this year. Reported by Martin Forsman Hedman and Fredrik Envall.

BAN, Sierra Club Sue Over Naval Ship Sinking Exercises

The US Navy has sent 70% of our obsolete fleet over the past decade to the ocean’s depth. It’s not the most environmentally responsible option, nor cheapest, nor does it provide war-like training opportunities. SINKEX is just a long standing policy that has gone unquestioned for years. Until now.