Posts in For Recyclers

e-Stewards Standard Subsumes R2 – Why?

By Carol Baroudi, published on (re)blog, the blog of e-Stewards Recycler Redemtech. Effective March 1, 2012, certification to become an e-Stewards recycler will automatically qualify a recycler as R2 as well. Why did the e-Stewards Initiative do this? Read on.

Report: e-Cycling in Japan (Part 1)

Part one of a first-hand report by Yuka Takamiya of e-Stewards.

I recently had an opportunity to spend a few months in Japan conducting research on the current situation of e-waste recycling. Here’s what’s really going on with e-cycling there.

Alcoa and Waste Management Join Coalition for American Electronics Recycling

CAER announced today that Alcoa, world’s leading aluminum producer, and Waste Management Recycle America, North America’s leading provider of integrated environmental solutions, have joined the alliance supporting sustainable electronics recycling for the benefit of the American economy.

From BBC News: EU Adopts New e-Waste Law

The BBC reports that the European Parliament has passed a new law to curb dumping of electronic goods such as mobile phones, computers and TV sets in landfill sites.

Pakistani Newspaper Notes e-Waste Imports, Risks

In-country report: Hazardous E-waste has become one of the biggest health risks of this century in Pakistan, with rising trend of bulk imports of used and obsolete computers and other electronic equipment from the West, taking full advantage of “yet to be enacted E-waste laws” in the country.

E-Waste Legislation Gaining Support

The potential to create jobs and stop toxic electronic waste from being exported has spurred the world’s largest recycler to support proposed federal legislation. Read this article from American Metal Market, December 30, 2011.