The chair of the House Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability on Friday issued a show cause order against officials of Verde Soko, importer of 6.5 tons of garbage from South Korea that were dumped in Misamis Oriental.Read More
In the absence of a functional waste management system, most shipbreaking and recycling yards have been causing severe environmental degradation, disregarding environmental rules and regulations.Read More
Dynamic Lifecycle Innovations, a full‐service electronics and materials lifecycle management corporation providing solutions for electronics recycling, materials recovery, legislative compliance, IT asset disposition (ITAD), product refurbishment, remarketing and resale, and data security, today announced that its corporate headquarters location is now e‐Stewards certified.Read More
Tokyo, Feb. 27 (Jiji Press)--Japan will cosponsor a proposal to ban imports and exports of dirty plastic waste under the Basel Convention, which restricts trading in harmful waste, government officials have said.Read More
e-Stewards® today announced that Sony Electronics has joined as a member of a growing number of e-Stewards Enterprise companies. These corporations and institutions are committed to using the most globally responsible recycling companies that are certified to the e-Stewards standard.Read More
The global environmental watchdog organization Basel Action Network (BAN) today released the findings of a two-year study in 10 EU countries that followed 314 old computers, printers, and monitors in which GPS Trackers had been secretly installed.
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AFTER MANY YEARS of treating the developing world as its environmental dumping ground, the U.S. is finally getting a taste of what it feels like to be on the receiving end of another country’s dangerous garbage. DuPont-spinoff Chemours is sending industrial waste from the Netherlands to North Carolina. The waste in question comes from the production of the toxic chemical GenX, DuPont’s replacement for the surfactant PFOA, which was long used in the production of Teflon and many other products.Read More
The Philippines over the weekend shipped back to South Korea tons of garbage stored in 51 container vans, officials said Monday, six months after the trash arrived in the port of Tagoloan, in southern Misamis Oriental province.Read More
Interpol, the world’s largest international police organization, has carried out a global investigation into marine pollution crime, and identified more than 500 offenses.
People living near Matahari Terbit Beach in Sanur, Bali, work together to clear trash, mainly plastic bottles and food packaging, from the beach. (JP/Zul Trio Anggono)Read More
At a press conference in Quezon City on Wednesday, members of EcoWaste Coalition call for the swift return to South Korea of some 6,500 tons of garbage illegally transported to the Philippines in July last year. A customs official announced that the first of two shipments—which slipped through Tagoloan port in Misamis Oriental province—must be returned to their country of origin by Jan. 9. INQUIRER PHOTO/ JAM STA ROSARead More
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.Read More