Global Ewaste Solutions Pte., Ltd., in Singapore, has been granted the first e-Stewards® certification in South East Asia, and is the first to offer global coverage with three e-Stewards Certified facilities outside of the United States. The e-Stewards Certification is widely recognized as the most rigorous standard for socially and environmentally sound electronics recycling and asset management in the world.
In the current economic climate, with crashing commodity values and ever increasing connected devices, e-Waste dumping has unfortunately become a worldwide epidemic. e-Stewards Certification, owned by the environmental organization Basel Action Network (BAN), is seen as part of the solution. Global Ewaste Solutions’ customers are committed to responsible recycling and demand the highest environmental, health and safety, and data security standards to ensure their products have a minimal negative global impact. The e-Stewards Standard’s strict rules against exports of toxic electronic waste to developing countries, disposal in solid waste landfills or child or forced prison labor, as well as their rigorous performance verification methods, ensures our clients have peace of mind when making end of life IT lifecycle decisions.
Far too often, companies calling themselves recyclers simply export e-waste to developing countries. A recent study by BAN, using tracking devices placed in old electronic equipment and delivered to recyclers, showed that almost 40% of these went offshore to Asian destinations where they were managed in sub-standard, highly polluting informal operations. Global Ewaste Solutions is proud to support the ongoing efforts of e-Stewards and Basel Action Network (BAN) to help eliminate global e-Waste dumping and provide enterprises and other customers with ethical alternatives.
“Creating an e-Stewards Certified company in Singapore provides multinational companies a new option for their Asia operations. They can now easily adhere to the same exact responsible recycling practices as they do in North America or Europe, in Singapore and surrounding countries.” said Global Ewaste Solutions President, Kuljit Parmar.
In addition, to provide the highest levels of environmental justice for its clients, Global Ewaste Solutions, a division of Knowledge Computers, has also been helping its clients around the globe ensure they maximize the lifecycle value of their IT Assets. They are committed to provide their clients with the highest levels of data security on their retired IT assets, while focusing on reuse over recycling to drive maximum sustainability in every instance.
“We are thrilled to welcome Global Ewaste Solutions into the e-Stewards community of globally responsible asset managers,” said BAN Executive Director, Jim Puckett. “South East Asia now has an ethical destination for retired assets from the many enterprises operating in the region.”
For more information contact:
Jim Puckett, Basel Action Network
Phone: +1 (206) 652-5555
Kuljit Parmar, Global Ewaste Solutions Pte., Ltd.
Phone: +1 (888) 481-9671