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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.”

BAN Takes First Step to Spin-Off e-Stewards e-Waste Certification

When complete, the spin-off will increase the e-Stewards program’s independence and allow BAN to return its focus to its core mission of educating and advocating to prevent toxic trade and promote a toxic free future for all.

Oklahoma’s First e-Stewards Recycler: Natural Evolution

It is our belief that the e-Stewards Standard is by far the most rigorous,  and responsible standard that exists today for the electronics recycling industry,” Traci Phillips, CEO of Natural Evolution said.