Total Reclaim Certification Revoked

Total Reclaim Certification Revoked

The Washington state-based electronics recycling firm Total Reclaim has had their e-Steward® certification withdrawn due to violation of the e-Stewards standard. The company was identified by BAN’s e-Trash Transparency Project (an electronic tracking program) to have exported mercury containing LCD monitors to Hong Kong. Total Reclaim has admitted and apologized for the violation in a public statement. The e-Stewards Evidentiary Report and FAQ regarding this incident can be found here.

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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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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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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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