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GPS Trackers Deployed to Verify E-Waste Recyclers’ Performance

Electronics certification recycling program e-Stewards, managed by the Basel Action Network (BAN), has begun regularly using GPS-based tracking devices placed into used electronic equipment to verify the performance of certified e-Stewards recyclers. The e-waste recycling program says this makes is the only electronics recycling certification in the world to use … Read more »

Dell Investigating E-Waste Management Following Watchdog Group’s Misconduct Claims

Dell is investigating claims that it exported e-waste in violation of company policy, following a report from a watchdog organization about Dell’s e-waste management.

Best Buy

Why Best Buy Changed its E-Waste Recycling Program

Best Buy this week changed its in-store e-waste recycling program, charging customers $25 for each TV and computer monitor they recycle at its stores, because it is losing money on the program. “Our goal has always been to simply break even on our recycling program, and we’re not there today,” … Read more »

abandoned e-waste

Recycler Abandons Millions of Pounds of E-Waste

Stone Castle Recycling, previously one of Utah’s largest recyclers of electronic waste, has abandoned its three facilities and the owner is missing, according to the Basel Action Network, an e-waste watchdog group. The company has ceased all operations and has left behind several warehouses and yards filled with an estimated … Read more »

E-Stewards Launches Online E-Waste Trading Platform

The Basel Action Network has launched an online trading platform that will allow businesses to recycle used electronics with e-waste recyclers certified to the e-Stewards Standard. The launch of the e-Stewards Marketplace, developed in cooperation with industry leaders and Retrace, a Seattle-based technology company, coincides with E-scrap 2014, the largest electronics … Read more »

E-Stewards Launches E-Waste App

The environmental watchdog group Basel Action Network has launched a mobile app that will measure the positive environmental impacts of using e-Stewards Certified Recyclers to manage electronic waste. E-Stewards Certification is the only standard that forbids export of toxic e-waste to developing countries, the use of prison and child labor, … Read more »

E-Stewards Initiative, Warpspeed Bring E-Recycling to Video Game Industry

WarpSpeed Innovations has become an e-Stewards Enterprise and committed to pursue environmentally responsible recycling practices for e-waste. As an e-Stewards Enterprise, WarpSpeed also agrees to always make best efforts to use e-Stewards Recyclers for any of its e-waste. Additionally, WarpSpeed and the Basel Action Network, which manages the e-Stewards Initiative, … Read more »

Standards & Certification Briefing: ANSI/ISEA Standard, Seattle Mariners, BAN

ANSI and the International Safety Equipment Association have released Standard ANSI/ISEA 125 – 2014 to address conformity of personal protection equipment.The conformity assessment system can be used by suppliers, specifiers, users and regulators. The Basel Action Network (BAN) has recognized the Seattle Mariners for responsible e-waste management and designated it an … Read more »

Bakery Square

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Google, GM LEED; e-Stewards, Green Seal

Historic Bakery Square (pictured), a former Pittsburgh Nabisco factory whose largest tenant is Google, has earned Platinum certification under the LEED for Core and Shell Rating System. PPG Industries said the certification was due in part to the building’s use of Solarban 60 solar control, low-emissivity glass, which PPG manufactures. … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: L’Oreal, De Beers, e-Stewards, LEED

L’Oréal’s factory at the Jababeka Industrial Estate in West Java, Indonesia has earned LEED certification, making it the first LEED-certified factory in Indonesia. The 66,000-square-meter plant, which has the capacity to produce 500 million hair and skin care product units per year, was designed and constructed with regard to water … Read more »

E-Recycler Intercon Files Defamation Suit Against Group that Claimed Improper Disposal

E-waste recycling company Intercon Solutions has filed a defamation suit against watchdog group Basel Action Network and its executive director James Puckett, hitting back at BAN claims of improper disposal. The lawsuit alleges that BAN visited the company’s facility under the guise that it was performing an audit for Intercon’s … Read more »