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ServerMonkey Achieves e-Stewards Certification in Houston

ServerMonkey announces today that it has earned e-Stewards® Certification in Houston, TX. e-Stewards is considered to be the international “gold standard” for the recycling and refurbishing of used electronics. ServerMonkey provides IT Asset Disposition & Recycling in addition to the provision of enterprise hardware, data center services, and more.

N.F. Smith & Associates, L.P. Achieves e-Stewards Certification in Houston

N.F. Smith & Associates, L.P. announces today that it has earned e-Stewards® Certification in Houston, TX. 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. Smith has served its community for 35 years in a wide array of industries ranging from consumer electronics to data centers and much more.

Support the Secure E-waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA)

Last week BAN sent out a Press Release announcing support for SEERA — a bipartisan bill just introduced into the House of Representatives that will once and for all prohibit most electronic waste from being shipped overseas. Such exports are already banned in Europe and provide unfair competition to responsible electronics recyclers in the U.S. who don’t resort to exportation.

Basel Convention Updates for e-Stewards

Salomé and Jim just returned from the two-week long Basel Convention negotiations in Geneva. The decisions made will have a definite impact on the plastics and e-waste recycling industries. While these decisions will not go into effect immediately, BAN wishes to brief e-Stewards on what was decided.

Study finds sensitive data remains on used drives

In March, Blancco Technology Group released survey results showing consumer anxieties about potential mismanagement of their data on electronic devices. Now, a different study shows their data concerns are anything but irrational.

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Personal info abounds on used devices

A random sampling of second-hand electronics for sale around Wisconsin found significant amounts of data, including hundreds of pieces of personally identifiable information.