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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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States: Keep old TVs out of landfills

August 19th, 2008
By Wendy Koch USA Today

Media Center – Press Coverage States: Keep old TVs out of landfills USA Today August 19th 2008 By Wendy Koch As the switch to digital TV nears, concern about old TVs piling up in landfills has prompted state and local governments to develop recycling programs. New York City and 11 states have passed laws, including …

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Advanced Recycling Fee Coalition Of TV-Makers Dissolves Amid Scandal

August 12th, 2008

San Francisco, Calif. – A coalition of electronics manufacturers yesterday officially dissolved their national lobbying coalition which promoted state legislation requiring consumers to pay fees for electronic product recycling, rather than have the companies themselves pay for takeback and recycling programs.

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Group urges Samsung to recycle

August 8th, 2008
By Stephany Garza The Daily Texan

Media Center – Press Coverage Group urges Samsung to recycle The Daily Texan August 8th 2008 By Stephany Garza Protestors say company is behind on recycling program for electronics Protesters gathered outside Austin’s Samsung plant to show their disapproval of the electronics company for not offering its consumers a free nationwide recycling program for television …

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Family: Prison Worker’s Death Caused by Toxic Dust

August 8th, 2008
By Kristin Jone ABC News

Media Center: Press Family: Prison Worker’s Death Caused by Toxic Dust ABC News. August 8th 2008, By KRISTIN JONES Former Officer Suing Unicor for Alleged Toxic Dust Exposure on the Job Dies A former Florida correctional officer suing the Federal Prison Industries for allegedly exposing her to toxic dust on the job died last week. …

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LG Launches New National Free Electronics Recycling Program

August 1st, 2008

Members of the Electronics TakeBack Coalition, a group of nonprofits dedicated to responsible recycling and green design in the electronics industry, praised LG Electronics for its announcement today that the manufacturer would begin offering a free, nationwide recycling program for its old unwanted or obsolete products, including old TVs.

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