Latest Updates

e-Stewards Standard Version 4.0 Published

The e-Stewards Standard Version 4.0 is published and available for download here.

Please note that until August 24, 2021 recyclers/refurbishers can be certified both to V3.1 and V4.0 of the e-Stewards Standard.

Options for Computer Plastic Disposition

Due to China’s National Sword Policy and prohibitions being imposed in several South East Asian countries, it is getting increasingly difficult to find destinations for the recycling of computer plastics. Very often computer plastics are considered halogenated due to the presence of brominated flame retardants. To find out what BAN and e-Stewards suggests as potential solutions click here to read more. Also note the decision on plasticstaken at the last Conference of the Parties at the Basel Convention which will come into force on January 1, 2021. To find out how this decision impacts plastic exports, click here to read more.

Annual Database Report Due by January 31, 2020

All certified e-Stewards are required to submit the 2019 calendar year Annual Database report for each processing facility by January 31, 2020. Also, to allow us to easily aggregate the data efficiently, it is required to use the template found in the Standard. To access the template click here.

Don’t Be Left Out of a Promotional Opportunity

Some certified e-Stewards companies have not taken advantage of having a personalized page on the e-Stewards website to promote your business. These pages are accessed by clicking on company names, which are found on the List of Recyclers page. All companies with a personalized page are added to a monthly rotation schedule, and each month ten companies are rotated onto the e-Stewards Enterprise page called, Meet the Recyclers. If you still need a personalized page on the e-Stewards website, please notify us at, and send us the following: your company description (120 words or less); a high resolution photo (at least 300 dpi); and your company logo (file types: eps, png, gif, jpg or zip).