MCPc Inc., one of the country’s leading asset management companies providing sustainable technology services, including recycling and refurbishment in their Cleveland, Ohio and Grand Rapids, Michigan facilities, have achieved the coveted e-Stewards Certification.
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The electronics waste recycler and information technology asset disposition (ITAD) firm of ecoTech Management, Inc., a division of Crestwood Metal Corporation, with headquarters in Holbrook, New York, has completed its rigorous certification and is now fully registered as an e-Stewards® Certified Processor.
In their Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Support Act that became law in November 2021, the Council of the District of Columbia has altered the terms of their eCYCLE DC extended producer responsibility take-back program to only allow e-Stewards® Certified Recyclers and Refurbishers as valid registered processors of electronic waste.
The e-Stewards® Electronics Recycling Certification program today announced the Certified e-Stewards Processors that have, since the beginning of the year, successfully passed their randomized and wholly unannounced inspections. They also announced those companies from 2019 that successfully had their downstream due-diligence tested, using GPS tracking.
Recently, avid readers of recycling trade journals likely noticed that the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) made a position statement embracing environmental justice (EJ). Some of us had to read the headline twice. An electronics recycler texted me and asked, “So are they the good guys now?”
Financial institution Morgan Stanley recently told customers an ITAD vendor’s mistakes may have left personal information susceptible to misuse. Multiple clients have filed suit against the investment firm.
Morgan Stanley on July 10 wrote to clients disclosing “potential data security incidents” related to their personal information. The incidents occurred during multiple ITAD processes over the past four years, according to the letter.
Samsung is deploying 40 GPS trackers a year to follow the downstream movement of scrap electronics. Processors, including Kuusakoski, have used the devices to track the movement of recovered commodities. The Basel Action Network estimates that since the EarthEye program started over a dozen customers have used the trackers. | Aunging/Shutterstock.
Seattle, WA, USA. 26 February 2020. The e-Stewards® Certification Program launched the 4th Version of its Ethical Electronics Recycling and Refurbishment Standard this week. The new, more streamlined version of the Standard has been under development by a special drafting committee since the summer of 2018. In the last few months it underwent two lengthy open stakeholder comment periods which ended a month ago according to schedule.