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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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Report: U.S. lax on exports of toxic e-waste from old e-gear

September 18th, 2008
By Julie Schmit USA Today

Media Center – Press Coverage USA Today September 18 2008 By Julie Schmit Report: U.S. lax on exports of toxic e-waste from old e-gear U.S. regulators aren’t enforcing even limited laws against exporting toxic waste from used electronics, the Government Accountability Office said Wednesday. The GAO report is the first time the government has come …

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GAO Releases New Report on Toxic E-Waste Export: EPA unable to enforce rules, holds “little concern for the environment”

September 17th, 2008

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report on electronic waste today during a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment.

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Audit: US Exporting Harmful E-waste to Other Countries

September 17th, 2008
By Grant Gross IDG News Service

Media Center – Press Coverage Audit: US Exporting Harmful E-waste to Other Countries IDG News Service September 17 2008 By Grant Gross The U.S. is shipping used electronic devices containing toxic substances overseas, with little regulation and enforcement to protect people and the environment in those countries, according to a government auditor’s report. Multiple U.S. …

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E-waste crackdown needed, GAO study says

September 17th, 2008
By Frank Davies San Jose Mercury News

Media Center – Press Coverage San Jose Mercury News September 17 2008 By Frank Davies E-waste crackdown needed, GAO study says STUDY: U.S. HAS DONE LITTLE TO STOP TOXIC MATERIALS FROM ENDANGERING FOREIGN WORKERS WASHINGTON – U.S. regulators have done little to stop the export of used computers and other electronic products with toxic materials …

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Enviros Applaud Samsung for New Free National Recycling Program

September 8th, 2008

San Francisco , Calif.- Leaders with the Electronics TakeBack Coalition, a group of nonprofits dedicated to responsible recycling and green electronics design, praised Samsung Electronics America for its announcement last week that the manufacturer would begin offering a free, nationwide recycling program for its old unwanted or obsolete products, including old TVs, beginning October 1.

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