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.
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.
Much is at stake this week. There are two potential headlines that will be at the top of environmental news on Tuesday, May 6th. One could read as: Basel Convention Removes e-Wastes from Waste Definitions. But the other might read: Basel Convention Moves to Prevent Global e-Waste Dumping. Which of these do we want? Which of these does the world need?
“Addressing the illegal trade of electronic waste calls for substantial cooperation between exporting and destination countries. Operation Enigma showed the international community that there is substantial will among the member countries to cooperate in order to keep ahead of this modern threat to our environment and global security.”