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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.

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...