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e-Stewards Announces Early Bird Certification Special for New Standard

Today, e-Stewards®, the ethical electronics recycling certification program, announced a one-time new Early Bird Special opportunity for recyclers not yet certified to e-Stewards to become certified to the latest e-Stewards Version 4.0. New recyclers must take advantage of this offer by November 20, 2019, and commit to having their first facility certified to Version 4.0 within 6 months of the Standard release date slated for February 25, 2020.

Call2Recycle Becomes an e-Stewards Enterprise Partner

Atlanta, GA. Seattle, WA. October 1, 2019. Call2Recycle®, the country’s first and largest consumer battery recycling program, is proud to announce their renewed commitment to responsible hazardous waste disposal by joining the e-Stewards® Enterprise program. e-Stewards Enterprise partners commit to making best efforts to use e-Stewards Certified Recyclers and Refurbishers, who operate to the highest industry standard for the management of end-of-life electronic assets and materials under their control.

Ingram Micro Agrees to Take e-Stewards Certification Global

Ingram Micro, a leading IT asset disposition services provider, and the Basel Action Network (BAN), the environmental advocacy organization responsible for the e-Stewards certification standard, jointly announced today that Ingram Micro has committed to certifying all its IT asset processing facilities worldwide to the e-Stewards® standard within three years. Once these certifications are complete, Ingram Micro ITAD will become the first e-Stewards-certified provider operational across five continents, helping lead the industry towards greater global responsibility.

Leading Electronics Manufacturing Recycling Association MRM Joins Forces with e-Stewards

MRM, the Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management Company, has joined the growing ranks of organizations, associations, corporations, and municipalities as the newest e-Stewards® Enterprise Partner, dedicated to promoting and utilizing e-Stewards Certified Recyclers. MRM was founded in 2007, by electronics manufacturers for electronics manufacturers, to help provide convenient, environmentally responsible recycling opportunities for US consumers. MRM joins LG, Samsung, Sony, VIZIO and the Closed Loop Fund among many other corporate partners finding value and confidence in the e-Stewards program.

New program to help processors employ disabled adults

An initiative launched by e-Stewards will give 10 certified processors the training and support they need to successfully employ a workforce of developmentally disabled adults.

Low unemployment rates are making it hard for recycling companies to find and keep reliable employees for entry-level jobs. | tadamichi/Shutterstock

e-Stewards Announces Employment Benefit Program for the Autism Community

Today, e-Stewards®, the ethical electronics recycling certification program, announced the launch of the e-Stewards ADVANCE+ program. ADVANCE+ is a workforce development program created to provide electronics recycling jobs for the often-overlooked community of people with autism and other disabilities, who have proven to be reliable and productive employees. The ADVANCE+ program will help prepare and match e-Stewards recyclers with this outstanding workforce.

ServerMonkey Achieves e-Stewards Certification in Houston

ServerMonkey announces today that it has earned e-Stewards® Certification in Houston, TX. e-Stewards is considered to be the international “gold standard” for the recycling and refurbishing of used electronics. ServerMonkey provides IT Asset Disposition & Recycling in addition to the provision of enterprise hardware, data center services, and more.

N.F. Smith & Associates, L.P. Achieves e-Stewards Certification in Houston

N.F. Smith & Associates, L.P. announces today that it has earned e-Stewards® Certification in Houston, TX. The e-Stewards Certification is widely recognized as the most rigorous standard for socially and environmentally sound electronics recycling and asset management in the world. Smith has served its community for 35 years in a wide array of industries ranging from consumer electronics to data centers and much more.

Support the Secure E-waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA)

Last week BAN sent out a Press Release announcing support for SEERA — a bipartisan bill just introduced into the House of Representatives that will once and for all prohibit most electronic waste from being shipped overseas. Such exports are already banned in Europe and provide unfair competition to responsible electronics recyclers in the U.S. who don’t resort to exportation.