Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) has become the first in the recycling industry to adopt Basel Action Network’s new EarthEye electronic waste tracking system. By providing a downstream performance audit every 24 hours, the system promises to help organizations detect fraud or contractual violations.
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 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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »