The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just released a new report praising BAN's e-Stewards Program for improving the responsible management of used electronics in the US.Read More
BAN welcomes a fair, fact-based debate about e-waste trade. Previously, we've reported on a growing movement of people denying the reality of e-waste trade. Now, we reply to one academic's critique and set the record straight.Read More
Just days after the Dec. 1 order for all 3,000 remaining unregulated electronic-waste workshops to move to a newly built industrial park or face power cuts, the smell of burning plastic from the few waste fires smoldering on the roadside still hangs heavy in the air around Guiyu.Read More
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.Read More
The U.S. District Court for Northern Illinois just dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought by a prominent Chicago area electronics recycler against BAN in 2012. Intercon Solutions filed the lawsuit after BAN caught and reported Intercon for exporting electronic scrap to Hong Kong.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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 DirectorRead More