Cascade Asset Management Addresses Digital Equity

The Digital Divide continues to impact poor and rural communities where access to affordable high-speed Internet, quality computer equipment, and digital literacy is lacking. Over the past two years, Cascade Asset Management, an e-Stewards certified processor headquartered in Madison, WI, has partnered with DANEnet, a local non-profit engaged in promoting Digital Equity in the community, to address these concerns.

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China Import Ban, Less Cash in Exported Trash

For over two decades, many developed countries have sent massive amounts of plastic wastes to China for recycling.

But that option is drying up following a Chinese ban on rubbish imports this year, forcing countries, particularly developed nations, to seriously rethink how to process their unwanted materials - a question that have been dodged for many years.

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Environmental Watchdog's GPS Trackers Lead to Federal Conspiracy Charges Against Washington State Recycler

Environmental Watchdog's GPS Trackers Lead to Federal Conspiracy Charges Against Washington State Recycler

Federal prosecutors from the US Justice Department and the Criminal Investigation Division of the EPA have charged Seattle-based electronics recycler Total Reclaim with conspiracy to commit wire fraud for falsely claiming to their many customers-including the City of Seattle, University of Washington, and a consortium of electronics manufacturers-that they never exported hazardous electronic waste to developing countries. For their fraud, practiced for many years, they are expected to plead guilty on Friday and will be sentenced in February.

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BIS considers regulating electronic waste exports

BIS considers regulating electronic waste exports

As much as 55 million tons of computers, TVs, air conditioners, refrigerators and more are discarded annually worldwide. The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has proposed regulations that would strengthen U.S. government oversight of discarded electronic waste exports due to national security concerns. Photo:Africa Studio / Shutterstock.com.

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Samsung Partners with Basel Action Network to Enhance e-Waste Tracking

Since 2008, Samsung has been a strong supporter of recycling by providing convenient and responsible takeback options for consumer electronics globally. In a new initiative with our partner – Basel Action Network (BAN), we are adopting BAN’s EarthEye™ service – a global GPS based tracking system for electronic waste.

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https://news.samsung.com/us/basel-action-network-waste-tracking/

https://www.waste360.com/e-waste/samsung-ban-partner-enhance-e-waste-tracking

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GPS Trackers Reveal More Canadian e-Waste Exported to Developing Countries

GPS Trackers Reveal More Canadian e-Waste Exported to Developing Countries

The global waste watchdog group Basel Action Network (BAN) released its findings today of a year-long study that involved placing GPS trackers hidden inside of 43 pieces of computing equipment and then, mimicking the expected actions of Canadian consumers, handing them over to official collection depots and processors across Canada. BAN then monitored the devices, tracking some of them offshore to Asia. 

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