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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BAN Seeks Changes in Basel Guidelines to Enhance Reuse of Computers, Laptops and Cellphones

Basel Action Network and our e-Stewards recycler/refurbisher certification program is currently undertaking two initiatives to promote responsible electronics refurbishment. The efforts are designed to reflect the environmental and social preference for longevity, reuse, and refurbishment of electronic equipment rather than disposal or recycling. 

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Developing Countries Rally to Prevent Industry Efforts to Exempt E-waste from Trade Controls

Developing countries joined forces this week to defeat attempts by electronic equipment manufacturers represented by the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) and industrialized powers including the European Union, US, Japan, and Canada to create loopholes that would allow repairable electronic waste to be exempt from the international Basel Convention hazardous waste trade control procedures.

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