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TV companies don’t make the grade, failed recycling efforts, few exceptions

November 19th, 2008
WWLP-TV, Springfield, Massachusetts

Media Center – Press Coverage TV companies don’t make the grade Friday, November 19, 2008 By Shiri Spear, WWLP TV Failed recycling efforts, few exceptions (WWLP) – A report card issued by the Electronic Takeback Coalition rated the recycling habits of big TV brands. Very few have passing marks. The digital TV conversion is only …

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The grades are in! TV manufacturers put to the test

November 17th, 2008

With only three months to go until the digital TV conversion, the Electronics TakeBack Coalition (ETBC) today released its new TV Recycling Report Card, grading the major TV manufacturers on their efforts to establish national programs to take back and recycle their old TVs.

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E-Stewards: Activists and industry join to certify responsible electronics recyclers

November 10th, 2008

SEATTLE — The Basel Action Network and the Electronics TakeBack Coalition joined today with 32 electronics recyclers in the United States and Canada to announce that the e-Stewards program, which identifies the most responsible recyclers in North America , is soon to be fully accredited and certified.

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TV zombies protest Panasonic

October 31st, 2008
By bdejesus NJ.com

Media Center – Press Coverage TV zombies protest Panasonic Friday, October 31, 2008 By B. De Jesus, New Jersey Star Ledger Members of the Electronics TakeBack Coalition and Clean Water Action went to Panasonic’s Secaucus headquarters yesterday dressed as “TV Zombies.” They wanted the company to commit to taking back its old TVs for recycling …

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Ratings drop for TV recycling

October 30th, 2008
By Colleen Diskin NorthJersey.com

Media Center – Press Coverage Ratings drop for TV recycling Thursday, October 30, 2008 By Colleen Diskin, northjersey.com Protesters dressed as “TV zombies” visited Panasonic’s headquarters in Secaucus today to call attention to their concerns that electronics manufacturers are not moving quickly enough to establish recycling programs for outdated products. AMY NEWMAN / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER …

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E-Waste: The Dirty Secret of Recycling Electronics

October 15th, 2008
By Ben Elgin and Brian Grow Business Week

Media Center – Press Coverage E-Waste: The Dirty Secret of Recycling Electronics By Ben Elgin and Brian Grow, Business Week Magazine, October 15, 2008 Lax rules and weak enforcement allow scrap companies to profit by sending junked computers, printers, and TVs overseas Varkonyi buys gear from recyclers, then ships it to Mexico for stripping. By …

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Environmentalists Withdraw from EPA-Led Effort on Electronics Recycling Standards

October 1st, 2008

ETBC Withdraws from EPA sponsored stakeholders group to create national electronics recycling standards

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Discover Magazine Questions the Presidential Candidates

September 26th, 2008
By Melissa Lafsky Discover Magazine

Media Center – Press Coverage Discover Magazine September 26th 2008 By MELISSA LAFSKY Discover Magazine Questions the Presidential Candidates Discover contributor Thomas Kostigen put five questions to the Presidential candidates. Here is the specific e-waste question and the candidates’ answers. Discover Magazine’s Question: While the number of landfills in the United States has shrunk over …

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Trashed Tech Dumped Overseas: Does U.S. Care?

September 19th, 2008
By David Biello Scientific America

Media Center – Press Coverage Trashed Tech Dumped Overseas: Does U.S. Care? Scientific America, September 19 2008 By David Biello A new report proves that the fed’s environmental watchdog has knowingly allowed toxic e-waste to be shipped overseas The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) knows that most of the 1.9 million tons (1.7 million metric …

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Senate Considers Resolution Supporting Ban on Export of Toxic E-Waste to Developing Nations

September 18th, 2008

Washington, DC—Leaders of a campaign to protect the public from toxic chemicals in electronics applauded Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for introducing a Senate resolution yesterday (Senate Resolution 663) that calls for the U.S. to join other nations in banning the export of toxic e-waste to developing countries. The resolution was previously introduced in the House …

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