Global pollution watchdog organization Basel Action Network (BAN) is supporting a new bipartisan effort to once and for all close off the electronic waste pipeline to countries like China, India, Nigeria, and Ghana.
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Salomé and Jim just returned from the two-week long Basel Convention negotiations in Geneva. The decisions made will have a definite impact on the plastics and e-waste recycling industries. While these decisions will not go into effect immediately, BAN wishes to brief e-Stewards on what was decided.
Closed Loop Partners – a leading investment organization for promoting the circular economy, supported by many of the world’s largest consumer goods companies including Amazon, Coca-Cola, Colgate Palmolive, Danone, Johnson & Johnson, Keurig Dr. Pepper, Nestlé Waters North America, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, Unilever, and 3M – has become the latest e-Stewards Enterprise partner, agreeing to make best efforts to utilize e-Stewards® Certified Electronics Recyclers in their projects and programs. The Circular Economy, the brainchild of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and numerous waste activists around the world, seeks to promote a new paradigm of closed loop, circular materials management that minimizes waste while eliminating negative externalities from recycling that cause harm to populations and natural capital.
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the 2018 winners of the Sustainable Materials Management Electronics Challenge Awards. EPA recognized these leaders in the electronics industry for sustainably designing products and processes, while also diverting electronics from landfills.