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Ford Joins Electronics Supply Chain Coalition, Pledges to Audit High-Risk Facilities

Ford has joined the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition — a nonprofit group of electronics companies working to improve the social, environmental and ethical conditions of their global supply chains — making it the first automaker to join the sustainable supply chain coalition. Ford says as it continues to invest in its … Read more »

Ford autonomous vehicle

Ford Joins Electronics Supply Chain Coalition, Pledges to Audit High-Risk Facilities

Ford has joined the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition — a nonprofit group of electronics companies working to improve the social, environmental and ethical conditions of their global supply chains — making it the first automaker to join the sustainable supply chain coalition. Ford says as it continues to invest in its … Read more »

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E-Waste Management: Is Your Program in Compliance?

Comcast may be the latest company to illegally dump its e-waste — resulting in a $25.95 million settlement with the state of California — but its not alone in its “careless and unlawful” e-waste disposal practices, which put people and the environment at risk. Less than one-sixth of last year’s … Read more »

SERI’s R2 Standard Earns ANSI Accreditation

The Sustainable Electronics Recycling International’s (SERI’s) R2 electronics recycling standard has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). SERI says the accreditation is significant because the US government places a premium on the use of voluntary consensus standards in its procurement and regulatory activities. SERI sites the National … Read more »

Tantalum Recycling

Tantalum Recycling Pumps $1M into Expanding Processing Capabilities

Tantalum Recycling, a global recycling company that focuses on reclaiming and recycling capacitor-grade tantalum (Ta) material for reuse by capacitor manufacturers, has expanded its capabilities with more than $1 million in chemical processing improvements. The company says electronics recyclers (e-cyclers), materials purchasers, recycling equipment manufacturers, and environmental officials in the … Read more »

Sage Sustainable Electronics Acquires Hugo Neu Recycling

Sage Sustainable Electronics, a next-generation IT asset disposition company focused on extending the useful life of technology, has reached agreement to acquire Hugo Neu Recycling, an electronics recycler and subsidiary of Hugo Neu Corporation. The acquisition brings Hugo Neu customers proprietary tools such as the Sage Bluebook and the Sage Central customer … Read more »

Consumer Electronics Recycling Record Set

Consumer Electronics Recycling Record Set

The consumer electronics industry last year recycled 660 million pounds of electronics in the US — the industry’s highest every annual total — under the eCycling Leadership Initiative (ELI), according to a Consumer Electronics Association report. ELI is an industry effort, led by CEA, to increase collaboration among CE manufacturers, … Read more »

Flouride Monitoring System

Fluoride Monitoring for Semiconductor Fabrication Wastewater Treatment

Electronics manufacturing engineers and plant technicians in need of a fluoride measurement system will find Electro-Chemical Devices’ new Fluoride Monitoring System provides a highly accurate turn-key analyzer solution for semiconductor wastewater treatment processes, the company says. The next-generation Fluoride Monitoring System from ECD is designed with its new advanced dual-channel … Read more »

Sage Opens IT Repurposing Center in Reno

Sage Sustainable Electronics is opening a repurposing center in Reno, Nevada. The company works with businesses when they retire technology, transitioning the used electronics for further use while keeping confidential information safe. It says the new facility complements Sage’s flagship repurposing center in Columbus that opened in early January. The … Read more »

EICC supply chain management

Apple, Dell, Other Electronics Firms Join CDP Supply Chain Initiative

The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, whose members include Apple, Dell and IBM among other major companies, and CDP have partnered to help expand greenhouse gas reporting and reductions in the electronics supply chain. The EICC is the first industry group to partner with CDP’s supply chain program. The EICC will … Read more »

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Transition to Stricter E-Recycling Standard Complete

The transition period for upgrading to the new R2:2013 electronics recycling standard ended Dec. 31, 2014. This means R2:2008 certificates are no longer recognized and the R2 “Leaf” logo no longer indicates that a facility is R2 certified. Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), the governing body of the R2 standard, … Read more »

AT&T EcoRatings

AT&T Ratings Help Manufacturers Shrink Device Eco-Footprint

AT&T has launched Eco-Rating 2.0, an updated rating system that provides consumers an easy way to understand environmental and social factors associated with their devices, and helps device manufacturers to strengthen sustainability commitments. The ratings, announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show, also now apply to tablets. The 2.0 rating … Read more »

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Fewer Consumers Say Recycling Electronics is Important

While 82 percent of consumers say recycling their old electronics is important or very important to them, that total is 4 percent lower than in 2012 (86 percent), according to a study from the Consumer Electronics Association. The survey also found one-third of consumers (30 percent) recycled electronics products in the … Read more »