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How to Spot a Fake e-Recycler

With the best intentions, and perhaps to make room for upcoming holiday purchases, you set aside your end-of-life electronics for recycling. But if you deliver the junked e-waste to an irresponsible "recycler," you will be doing far more harm than good.

America Recycles Day: Do Your Part, Responsibly

Before you get out there and do your part, and in particular with regard to recycling your old toxic electronics, make sure you are not simply handing your equipment off to those that call themselves recyclers but are really nothing more than waste distributors and exporters.

Just Released: “The Story of Broke” by Annie Leonard

Filmmaker, author, and e-Stewards/BAN champion Annie Leonard explains how polluter subsidies cripple the US economy in her new, short, and engaging animated film The Story of Broke. The new film is part of the same series that includes The Story of Stuff, one of the most watched environmental films of all time.

ISRI Alienating Members — New e-Cycler Coalition Formed

Many members of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), unaware that their membership dollars have been going toward an expensive lobbying effort that will hurt their businesses, got a huge wake up from the new, all-business Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER). CAER told recyclers that ISRI has...

Ghana: Incoming e-Waste a Growing Problem

Ghana reports that at least 35% (and perhaps much more) of imported, second-hand electronic and electrical equipment (EEE) is non-functioning, most of that coming from the EU and the USA. Some is repairable — but fails soon and adds to Ghana’s growing e-Waste crisis.

Trade Association $pends to Oppose Export Ban

ISRI is the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, a trade association for some recyclers. They lobby lawmakers to join ISRI in opposition to a proposed ban on the export of hazardous electronic waste to developing countries. Oh, the money they spend!