e-Stewards Reaffirms Preference for Safe Recycling over Safe Storage

e-Stewards Reaffirms Preference for Safe Recycling over Safe Storage

Following year-long deliberation over a petition by an e-Stewards recycler requesting e-Stewards to relax its standard to give greater acceptance to placing crushed and treated glass into solid waste landfill cells for possible future retrieval and recycling, BAN's Board of Directors voted to accept the majority recommendations of the e-Stewards Leadership Council and deny the petition. 

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E-waste Recycling Industry on the Brink

E-waste Recycling Industry on the Brink

Today, according to Lex 18 News of Lexington Kentucky, Global Environmental Services (GES) confessed to dumping and burying televisions and other electronics in a large hole dug behind their warehouse. GES had collected the used electronics to recycle, but unfortunately it appears GES chose a cheaper alternative, but at a cost to the environment and more. 

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Matson Agrees to Stop Sending its Old Ships to the "Killing Beaches" of South Asia

Matson Agrees to Stop Sending its Old Ships to the "Killing Beaches" of South Asia

Following an alarm we raised, Matson Inc., the shipping company, agreed to prohibit scrapping its vessels on the beaches of India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.

While this decision doesn't apply to the Horizon Trader, and old Matson vessel now on its way to India, it's hugely significant. Twenty-three vessels in Matson's fleet will need to be scrapped in the next few years.

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Kansas City Becomes e-Stewards Enterprise & Helps Communities Connect

Kansas City Becomes e-Stewards Enterprise & Helps Communities Connect

Kansas City, Missouri, is narrowing the digital divide and responsibly managing a growing waste stream, electronic waste, aka, e-waste, by joining the e-Stewards Enterprise Program. In managing their electronic assets, e-Stewards Enterprises pledge to use e-Stewards Certified Recyclers and Refurbishers.

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Raytheon Furthers Sustainability Goals by Becoming an e-Stewards Enterprise

Raytheon Furthers Sustainability Goals by Becoming an e-Stewards Enterprise

Raytheon, one of the biggest names in defense technologies, is now one of the biggest names in responsibly recycling their e-waste. By becoming an e-Stewards Enterprise, Raytheon deepens their commitment to sustainability and the environment.

In 2013, Raytheon committed to a plan to responsibly recycle 100% of the 500 tons of e-waste they produce annually - by 2015.

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Exporting Deception: The Disturbing Trend of Waste Trade Denial

Exporting Deception: The Disturbing Trend of Waste Trade Denial

Efforts to downplay global e-waste dumping issues are taken from the playbook used by climate change deniers and tobacco giants - and we're calling foul.

Jim Puckett, BAN's Executive Director, recently wrote an article in Resource Recycling, calling attention to a growing trend to deny that e-waste exportation from developed to developing countries is a problem.

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Tough Economic Times: Not a Good Reason to Retreat from Environmental and Social Responsibility

Tough Economic Times: Not a Good Reason to Retreat from Environmental and Social Responsibility

The electronics recycling industry is under great financial stress. It's unfortunate, but a sad day when leaders in the industry, like Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS), reacting to the stress, cut what shareholders and customers value and demand: environmental protection, social responsibility, independent verification and accountability, and data security.

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Watchdog Groups Ask Basel Convention to Examine Canada’s Non-Compliance in Philippines Household Waste Dumping Case

Watchdog Groups Ask Basel Convention to Examine Canada’s Non-Compliance in Philippines Household Waste Dumping Case

Basel Action Network and Ban Toxics, based in the Philippines, have requested the Secretariat of the Basel Convention invoke formal proceedings on Canada’s unwillingness to perform their Basel Convention obligations after Canada allowed the dumping of more than 100 containers of Canadian household waste on the Philippines.

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Fire Destroys Warehouse of Massachusetts E-waste Exporter

Fire Destroys Warehouse of Massachusetts E-waste Exporter

In the early evening of July 11, CRT Recycling Inc. experienced a four-alarm fire in its warehouse. Consumed in the blaze were thousands of stockpiled cathode ray tube (CRT) computer monitors and TVs stored both outside and inside the warehouse. The state fire marshall’s office has determined that the fire was ignited intentionally.

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