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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.

Total e-Scrap Recycled to Triple

Pike Research forecasts that between 2010 and 2025, the percentage of total e-scrap that is recycled will grow from 18% in 2010 to 54% in 2025. “The key players … are all large multinational companies that have in one form or another adopted concepts of corporate social responsibility…”

The Need for Stricter Standards

An excerpt from Popular Mechanics magazine’s article “The Ever-Changing Landscape of E-Waste Recycling.” This is from a while ago, but the excerpt does a good job in explaining key differences between e-Stewards Certification and other certifications. Well worth re-reading.