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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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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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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California Electronics Recycling Firm Executive Charged with Criminal Trafficking

California Electronics Recycling Firm Executive Charged with Criminal Trafficking

Robert Erie, CEO of E-World Recyclers in Vista, CA was criminally indicted in December of 2014 by a grand jury for conspiracy, trafficking in counterfeit goods, falsifying records, and lying to the government. He was subsequently arrested, released on bail, and pled guilty to the charges. The case is still pending a final judgement.

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Stricter E-waste Guidelines from the Basel Convention? Not Yet

Stricter E-waste Guidelines from the Basel Convention? Not Yet

The latest Basel Convention Conference of the Parties just passed e-waste guidelines “that will allow electronics waste traders to simply claim electronics as repairable and export such dangerous waste outside of the Convention,” according to BAN's Jim Puckett, Executive Director

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