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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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China’s Notorious E-Waste Village Disappears Almost Overnight

Just days after the Dec. 1 order for all 3,000 remaining unregulated electronic-waste workshops to move to a newly built industrial park or face power cuts, the smell of burning plastic from the few waste fires smoldering on the roadside still hangs heavy in the air around Guiyu.

e-Stewards Reaffirms Preference for Safe Recycling over Safe Storage for Television Glass

Following almost a year-long deliberation over a petition by Kuusakoski Recycling and their partner Peoria Disposal Company requesting e-Stewards to relax its standard to give greater acceptance to placing crushed and treated cathode ray tube (CRT) glass into solid waste landfill cells for possible future retrieval and recycling, the BAN Board of Directors has voted to accept the majority recommendations of the e-Stewards Leadership Council and its Technical Committee and deny the petition.

e-Stewards – The Gold Standard of Electronics Recycling – Comes to Asia

Recom, Ltd., proudly announces successful completion of the rigorous audit process to become the first e-Stewards® certified recycler in Asia, in the Republic of Korea. e-Stewards is considered to be the international “gold standard” for the recycling and refurbishing of used electronics. e-Stewards certification confirms Recom’s commitment to environmentally safe handling of all hazardous e-waste.

Thank You to Our 2015 E-Scrap Sponsors

The e-Stewards Program would like to thank our 2015 E-Scrap sponsors. Their generosity helped us strengthen the value of being e-Stewards Certified and increase awareness of the e-Stewards brand, and by extension, all e-Stewards Certified Recyclers and Refurbishers.

 

Kansas City, MO Becomes e-Stewards Enterprise: Helps Communities Connect

The city of Kansas City, Missouri, has deepened its commitment to its communities and the environment by becoming an e-Stewards Enterprise. By pledging to use e-Stewards Recyclers & Refurbishers to manage their e-waste, the city is connecting vulnerable demographics with responsibly refurbished technology. And shrinking the digital divide.

Raytheon Furthers Sustainability Goals; Becomes e-Stewards Enterprise

Raytheon, technology innovator and world leader for defense electronics, has furthered their commitment to sustainability and environmental protection by becoming an e-Stewards Enterprise. They have pledged to use e-Stewards certified Recyclers & Refurbishers to help them meet their goal of responsibly recycling 100% of their annual 500 tons of e-waste by 2015.