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
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
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
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