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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 »

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 »

e-waste

Reducing E-Waste Through Purchasing Decisions

Reducing e-waste not only conserves resources and keeps toxins out of the environment, it also saves money in waste management costs — and can help firms avoid costly compliance fees as a result of illegally storing or disposing of e-waste. Machine Design offers five strategies to reduce e-waste. These include … 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 »

Staples Advantage

Staples, ERI Help Firms Reduce E-Waste

Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples, has partnered with Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) to launch a service to make it easier for businesses to recycle old electronics. Staples Advantage says its Technology Recycling Service is a first of its kind in the industry. The global volume of e-waste will … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: ANSI Type I Pilot, Green Building Addenda, Ethanol Blends

ANSI has created a pilot program to determine the eligibility of a Type I environmental labeling certification scheme and to assess the competence of eco-labeling certification bodies. The pilot follows ANSI’s recently sponsored market analysis, which found a growing demand for ISO-based accreditation of Type 1 environmental labeling. ANSI will be accepting applications for … Read more »

Super Bowl XLVIII

Verizon Helps Super Bowl Recycle E-Waste

The NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and the NFL are partnering with Verizon and the Broadway Green Alliance to collect and recycle electronic waste in New York and New Jersey. The host committee and the NFL say the e-waste recycling events are part of a series of sustainability initiatives aimed at “greening” the … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Well Buildings, PV Capacity, Baltimore Ravens

CBRE Group has received the world’s first certification for a commercial office space under the WELL Building Standard pilot program, for the company’s global headquarters in Los Angeles. The facility features energy absorbing flooring, UV air sanitizers, biophilic air treatment, water filtration systems and anti-microbial coatings on all surfaces. Real estate … Read more »

e-Stewards Recycler

Staples, Alcoa Endorse e-Stewards Standard Version 2.0

Wells Fargo, Staples, Bank of America and Alcoa are among the companies to exclusively use e-Stewards recyclers to ensure toxic electronic wastes are not exported to developing countries, processed with child or prison labor, or dumped in solid waste landfills, the standard and certification organization says. This week marks the … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: RIOS, LEED, E-Stewards

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries has introduced a “more streamlined price model” for the Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS), with flat annual fees. Prices are $1,000 to $1,350 for non-profit and governmental facilities, $1,200 to $1,250 for ISRI members and $3,500 for $4,300 for all other facilities. Anupam Rasayan … Read more »