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Postal Sector on Track to Hit 2020 Carbon Goals Early

The international postal sector in 2013 recorded a collective carbon management proficiency (CMP) score of 79 percent, which leaves an 11 percent increase to reach the 2020 target of a collective 90 percent in carbon management, according to the 2014 International Post Corporation Postal Sector Sustainability Report. The report, covering … Read more »

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EPA’s Toxic Substances Rules ‘Discourage Recycling’

The EPA’s reporting requirements for manufacturing byproducts sent for recycling are “burdensome, unnecessary and actually discourage recycling,” according to the electronics industry. Speaking on behalf of more than 2,000 US electronics manufacturers that are members of IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries, Dr. Brent Grazman told Congress yesterday that IPC … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: ISO 14001 and RoHS List Revisions, Wireless Automation

The ISO 14001 Working Group (TC 207/SC1 WG5) has released Committee Draft 2, the latest step in revising the environmental management standard. The draft now enters a three-month balloting period, according to LRQA deputy technical director Steve Williams, a member of the working group. WG5’s joint secretary, Mike Henigan, said the draft is … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Dell, HP, Samsung on WEEE; Texas Roadhouse’s First LEED

Samsung, Hewlett Packard, Panasonic, Toshiba, Dell and other electronics companies have called for changes to the UK’s compliance system for the EU waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) directive, saying the cost of compliance is too high, Lets Recycle reports. The companies made the statement through the Joint Trade Associations, a group … Read more »