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Delegates Must Not Allow Basel Exemptions For E-Waste

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?

INTERPOL Targets e-Waste

“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.”

More Responsible Recycling = More Jobs (42,000 of Them)

A new study, released today, shows that a federal e-waste export bill could create up to 42,000 American jobs — a shot in the arm for the economy, and good news for the environment.

Solving Asia’s e-Waste Problem

From Eco-Business: To alleviate suspicions of greenwashing, or the  phenomenon of companies deceptively promoting themselves as environmentally-friendly in order to win over consumers, governments must look into ways to accreditate the CSR efforts of businesses.

BAN’s Jim Pucket Receives International E-Recycling Award

A giant congratulations to Jim Puckett of the Basel Action Network/e-Stewards, recipient of the Swiss Cowbell Award at the International Electronics Recycling Congress for “pioneering and breathless work to prevent the globalization of toxic waste…”

Computer Company Pleads Guilty to e-Waste Violation

The EPA reports that on October 18, 2012, Mark Glover and Discount Computers, Inc. (DCI) pled guilty to crimes associated with electronic waste, making it the first e-waste conviction in the country.

World’s Largest e-Waste Recycler to Become e-Stewards Certified

In a statement, Sims Recycling Solutions, Inc. said it believes that the e-Stewards program provides the most clear, unambiguous and robust approach to e-waste processing. Sims will certify each of its 14 North American electronic recycling sites to e-Stewards.

Why Junk Electronics Should be Big Business

From artstechnica: The global manufacturing of electric and electronic devices requires a total of $21 billion in gold and silver every year, yet less than 15 percent of these valuable metals are recovered from electronic waste, according to representatives at the UN-backed initiative, Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP).

The e-Stewards Difference

“By creating a network of responsible collection and processing entities, e-Stewards brings confidence in electronics recycling for consumers and businesses alike. LG is proud to support this global initiative.” — LG Electronics

Abington Reldan — First e-Stewards Refiner/Recycler in Greater NY, Philly Area

“Abington Reldan Metals is thrilled to have achieved this distinction,” said Howard Steinberg, Managing Member of Abington Reldan Metals, LLC. “We are committed to assuring that our operation makes a positive contribution by upholding the … e-Stewards Standards for Responsible Recycling & Reuse of Electronics.”