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Thank You to Our 2016 E-Scrap Sponsors

All of us at e-Stewards would like to say a heartfelt thank you to our 2016 E-Scrap sponsors. With the help of our generous sponsors, we were able to have a presence throughout E-Scrap.

Global Ewaste Solutions Becomes First e-Stewards Company South East Asia

Global Ewaste Solutions Pte., Ltd., in Singapore, has been granted the first e-Stewards® certification in South East Asia, and is the first to offer global coverage with three e-Stewards Certified facilities outside of the United States. 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.

Total Reclaim Certification Revoked

The Washington state-based electronics recycling firm Total Reclaim has had their e-Steward® certification withdrawn due to violation of the e-Stewards standard. The company was identified by BAN’s e-Trash Transparency Project (an electronic tracking program) to have exported mercury containing LCD monitors to Hong Kong. Total Reclaim has admitted and apologized for the violation in a public statement. The e-Stewards Evidentiary Report and FAQ regarding this incident can be found here.

e-Stewards Blue Star Recyclers Selected as Social Venture of the Year

The e-Stewards team is delighted to congratulate e-Stewards certified company Blue Star Recyclers for being selected as this year’s Social Venture of the Year. Blue Star was selected from among 60 social ventures by an expert panel of impact investors at the Colorado Impact Initiative Days in Denver that took place on March 3rd and 4th, 2016. Read more

EPA awards e-Stewards Enterprise, LG Electronics USA, with Gold Tier Award in Electronics Recycling Challenge

On February 11, 2016, e-Stewards Enterprise partner, LG Electronics USA, was recognized by the EPA with the Gold Tier Award for their significant contributions in the EPA’s 2015 Sustainable Materials Management Challenge. LG Electronics USA was also commended on their dedication to increasing consumer awareness about the importance of third-party certified recycling through nationwide education and outreach efforts.

For the full press release, please click here.

e-Stewards Enterprise, Samsung Electronics America, Receives Two Sustainability Awards From the EPA

Samsung Electronics America, an e-Stewards Enterprise, was presented with the Champion Award for their use of sustainable materials in the Samsung Galaxy 6. This is the only mobile phone recognized by the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) program. Samsung is also receiving the Gold Tier Award from the SMM program for their leadership in e-waste collection.

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BTR is now Sipi Asset Recovery

At Belmont Technology Remarketing, we’ve never been content to sit still. As your needs have grown for more secure and environmentally sound asset disposition, so have our capabilities.
Today, we’re taking it to the next level.
We have joined with Sipi—an independent, Chicago-based leader in precious metals and copper alloys—to become Sipi Asset Recovery.

Infamous Chinese e-Waste Town Finally Closes Doors to Imports

Last week, Jim Puckett, Executive Director of Basel Action Network and Lai Yun, Founder and Executive Director of the Society of Canton Nature Conservation witnessed the recycling streets of Guiyu as ‘a ghost-town’ with all operations shuttered and only a few abandoned piles of e-waste left behind in some yards and waysides. The old chimneys, behind which hundreds of women sat cooking circuit boards in shallow woks just a few months ago, have been cut away and the holes cemented up. Large red banners hung across the roadways promising stiff fines and power being cut for any that fail to move to the industrial park.

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