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Fairphone 2 Tops in Terms of ‘Repairability,’ Low Waste

Fairphone 2 Tops in Terms of ‘Repairability,’ Low Waste

Repairable phones and tablets can go a long way towards solving the world’s e-waste problem, writes Engadget, and a new study scored those devices, as well as laptops, in terms of their “repairability.” The Fairphone 2, with its ethically sourced components, was given the best score in a Greenpeace study … Read more »

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 »

Preventing Electronic Waste in the Workplace

Preventing Electronic Waste in the Workplace

Electronic waste, also known as e-waste, refers to the electronics that are no longer needed, set aside and ignored, as well as the electronics that are disposed improperly. With today’s continually evolving technology, this is a common occurrence in the workplace, especially one that operates with company provided cell phones, … Read more »

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E-Waste Export Bill Introduced in Congress

A bill that would limit e-waste exports has been introduced in the US House of Representatives. HR 5579, the Secure E-waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA), would stop the flow of e-waste to China and other counties and encourage responsible electronics recycling, according to the bill’s authors Rep. Gene Green … Read more »

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Why Your Business Needs a Robust E-Waste Management System

Pollution from e-waste poses a major environmental challenge — and a legal risk to businesses, as well. The EPA estimates e-waste is growing at a rate of two to three times faster than any other regulated waste stream. This has prompted federal and state regulators to crack down on unsafe disposal … Read more »