New Resolution Calls on Congress to Lead by Example in Handling Its E-Waste

November 20th, 2009

Representative Mike Thompson yesterday introduced a resolution that calls on Congress to craft a plan to deal with its own e-waste, only using recyclers certified to the new e-Stewards Standard – the highest in the industry.

“In choosing to work only with certified e-Stewards, Congress is saying they want to be sure their old computers and other electronic products don’t end up being exported to developing nations, or sent to prison recycling shops,” said Barbara Kyle, National Coordinator of the Electronics TakeBack Coalition. “We are very pleased to see Congress lead by example in solving the problem of global e-waste dumping.”

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Electronics Industry Lawsuit Attacks States’ Rights

November 5th, 2009

State and Local Governments call on Industry to Withdraw New York City E-waste Lawsuit

Government officials from across the country today called on the electronics industry to withdraw its lawsuit against the New York City e-waste recycling law, calling the lawsuit a challenge by the electronics industry to the rights of states and cities to pass producer responsibility laws that hold manufacturers accountable for their products.

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Increasingly, States Push For E-Waste Recycling

October 1st, 2009
By Rich Callahan Associated Press

Media Center – Press Coverage Associated Press, Oct 1, 2009, by Rick Callahan Increasingly, States Push For E-waste Recycling Growing Number Of States Push Electronics Manufacturers To Take Responsibility For E-waste Frustrated by inaction in Congress, a growing number of states are trying to reduce the rising tide of junked TVs, computers and other electronics …

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Left in the Flat-Screen Dust: Old-Model TVs Are So Toxic, You Can’t Give ‘Em Away. Literally.

September 19th, 2009
By Michael Rosenwald Washington Post

Media Center – Press Coverage Left in the Flat-Screen Dust Old-Model TVs Are So Toxic, You Can’t Give ‘Em Away. Literally. By Michael S. Rosenwald Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, September 19, 2009 This land is your land, this land is clunker land. From clunker cars to Jonathan Carroll’s kitchen table, where a 20-inch Philips …

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A Green Way to Dump Low-Tech Electronics

June 29th, 2009
By Leslie Kaufman New York Times

Media Center – Press Coverage A Green Way to Dump Low-Tech Electronics By LESLIE KAUFMAN New York Times, Published: June 29, 2009 This month, Edward Reilly, 35, finally let go of the television he had owned since his college days. Stuart Isett for The New York Times A pile of old circuit boards, dumped safely …

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Some See E-Waste Crisis Trailing Switch to Digital TV

June 15th, 2009
By Nathanial Gronewold New York Times/Greenwire

Media Center: Press Coverage Some See E-Waste Crisis Trailing Switch to Digital TV By NATHANIAL GRONEWOLD and GREENWIRE New York Times, June 15, 2009 NEW YORK — There’s growing concern that the United States’ conversion last weekend from analog to digital television broadcasting will exacerbate a national e-waste problem and fuel the smuggling of cathode …

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New TV Recycling Report Card shows many TV companies still have no recycling programs, even though Digital TV Conversion Contributes to E-Waste

June 11th, 2009

With the digital TV conversion occurring on Friday June 12, there will be more ewaste that needs to be disposed of properly. Many TV manufacturers, including a market leader, still offer no electronics recycling program, according to the Electronics TakeBack Coalition, who published its TV Company Recycling Report Card today.

“With the upcoming digital TV conversion looming before us, many people don’t know where to take their old TVs, said Electronics TakeBack Coalition National Coordinator Barbara Kyle. “There are some responsible manufactures and retailers who offer takeback programs, but unfortunately not all – including market leader Vizio.”

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Environmental Protection Agency takes action against electronics recycler

June 11th, 2009
By Thomas Olson Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Press Coverage of Fake Recycling Environmental Protection Agency takes action against electronics recycler by Thomas Olson, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review June 11, 2009 The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it has filed an administrative complaint and compliance order against EarthEcycle. The agency said it wasn’t notified of cathode-ray tube exports the embattled electronic equipment recycler made to …

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Scrap Scrap: When Recycling Goes Bad

June 8th, 2009
By Sean Zeller Congressional Quarterly

Media Center – Press Coverage Scrap Scrap: When Recycling Goes Bad Congressional Quarterly CQ WEEKLY – VANTAGE POINT June 8, 2009 – Page 1295 By Shawn Zeller, CQ Staff When a bill aimed at protecting the environment is opposed by environmentalists, that’s usually not a good sign. And it’s precisely the conundrum facing Gene Green …

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Humane groups think they’ve been duped.

June 3rd, 2009
By Karamagi Rujumba Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Charities say recycling firm put hold on $10,000 checks

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