e-Stewards has officially launched its new, updated standard on November 1, 2013. Its new updates include more emphasis on data security and stronger downstream due diligence.
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More and more people are realizing the value of using an e-Stewards certified facility for their secure, ethical and responsible asset disposition. e-Stewards certified facility, e-Cycle, has seen a significant increase in quotes– a 300% increase. With increased demand comes increased growth in operations.
The Kansas City Royals and e-Stewards recycler Vintage Tech, along with Interstate Batteries, Players for the Planet, Goodwill and Bridging the Gap hotsted an e-waste recycling drive on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24. The two day event welcomed over 500 area residents to Kauffman Stadium and Overland, Kansas, generating over 25,000 pounds.
From RT.com: The US, the world’s largest producer of e-waste, has a similar problem with recycling companies that practice illegal schemes to redirect e-waste to China.
E-waste remains a heaping problem. Just last week the New York Times reported, “Americans replace their cellphones every 22 months, junking some 150 million old phones in 2010 alone.”
Key staff members from the Basel Action Network returned from the Basel Convention meetings in Geneva, Switzerland yesterday. Attending a full week of meetings, BAN staff worked on finalizing the ‘Technical Guideline’ for the import and export of e-waste. The Technical Guideline is meant to clarify when used electronic equipment is considered e-waste, and when it is not.