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Seattle, WA. Manila, Philippines. | July 27th, 2015
The international Basel Action Network (BAN) based in Seattle, and Ban Toxics based in the Philippines have submitted a formal letter requesting the Secretariat of the Basel Convention to invoke formal proceedings on the matter of 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 territory of the Philippines.
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Diversified Recycling holds Contracts with State of Georgia, Florida, New Hampshire, and South Carolina
Norcross, Georgia | February 19th, 2015
The Basel Action Network (BAN), a global environmental organization working on toxic trade, has discovered that Diversified Recycling, an electronics recycler operating in Orlando, Florida and Norcross, Georgia, was recently engaged in transporting daily tractor-trailer loads of toxic TVs and computer monitors to a small warehouse operation where cathode ray tubes (CRTs) were smashed by hand and then dumped in a local construction landfill. BAN also traced a trans-Atlantic container shipment of electronic waste containing non-functional LCD equipment from the same warehouse firm known as Sarah’s Trading, to Asia. Both the dangerous smashing and the export and dumping of electronic waste are likely to violate numerous local, state, and federal laws.
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Church of Latter-day Saints is Source of Much of the Waste
Seattle, WA and Utah | November 6th, 2014
Stone Castle Recycling, previously one of Utah’s largest recyclers of electronic waste, has abandoned its three facilities and the owner is missing. The company has ceased all operations and has left behind several warehouses and yards filled with an estimated 7,600 tons of toxic electronic wastes and charred residues. According to US EPA representatives in Denver, the owner and CEO of Stone Castle, Anthony (Tony) Stoddard, has simply disappeared and is now being actively pursued by law enforcement authorities.
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Seattle, WA. | November 5th, 2014
The Basel Action Network and its e-Stewards recycler/refurbisher certification program is currently undertaking two initiatives to promote responsible electronics refurbishment. The efforts are designed to reflect the environmental and social preference for longevity, reuse, and refurbishment of electronic equipment rather than disposal or recycling.
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May 15th, 2014
Samsung Electronics Co.. Ltd. has finally made a public apology to the victims of a leukemia cluster at its chip plants and promised compensation for them—seven years after the SHARPS campaign borne out of the death of Hwang Yu-mi, the first publicly known victim of the cluster, and six months after stalled negotiations with the victims’ families and the advocate group.
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