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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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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