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Environmentalists Oppose Weak Bill on Toxic E-Waste Exports

May 22nd, 2009

A bill introduced today by Rep. Gene Green concerning the electronic waste export problem will still allow exports of toxic waste to continue, according to the Electronics TakeBack Coalition, a national coalition of environmental and consumer groups. The bill, HR 2595, is sponsored by Rep. Green, as well as Rep. Mary Bono-Mack, and Rep. Mike Thompson.

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Indiana Passes “Producer Takeback” E-Waste Recycling Law

May 14th, 2009

Indiana became the first state to pass a major electronics recycling law in 2009 as Governor Mitch Daniels signed HB 1589 into law yesterday, making Indiana the nineteenth state to pass a law creating a statewide e-waste recycling program. Eighteen of these 19 states, including Indiana, have adopted “producer takeback” laws, requiring the manufacturers to pay for the collection and recycling of old products.

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Environmentalists and Consumer Groups Applaud Dell’s Policy on E-Waste Export

May 12th, 2009

Environmentalists and consumer groups applauded Dell for its announcement today of a policy that prohibits the export of toxic electronic waste to any developing country.

The Electronics TakeBack Coalition, which promotes responsible recycling and green design in the electronics industry, lauded Dell’s e-waste policy as the highest standard in the industry.

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Oregon’s electronics recycling too successful for some manufacturers

May 12th, 2009
By Scott Learn The Oregonian

Media Center – Press Coverage Oregon’s electronics recycling too successful for some manufacturers by Scott Learn, The Oregonian, May 12, 2009 Less than five months in, Oregon’s free electronics recycling program is collecting too much too fast for the largest manufacturer group involved, prompting it to ask the Oregon recyclers it works with to dial …

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Dell Spells Out E-Waste Policy: If It’s Broken, Don’t Export It

May 12th, 2009
By Matthew Wheeland Greener Computing

Media Center – Press Coverage Greener Computing By Matthew Wheeland, May 12, 2009 Dell Spells Out E-Waste Policy: If It’s Broken, Don’t Export It ROUND ROCK, Texas — Dell today upped the ante on the information technology (IT) industry’s efforts to responsibly deal with broken, outdated or discarded technology with a simple but comprehensive company-wide …

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Dell Bans E-Waste Exporting to Developing Nations

May 12th, 2009
By Jessica Mintz Washington Post

Media Center – Press Coverage Washington Post Dell bans e-waste export to developing countries By JESSICA MINTZ The Associated Press Tuesday, May 12, 2009; 1:56 PM SEATTLE — PC maker Dell Inc. formally banned on Tuesday the export of broken computers, monitors and parts to developing countries amid complaints that lax enforcement of environmental and …

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Environmentalists and Consumer Groups Applaud HP’s Policy on E-Waste Export

February 12th, 2009

Environmentalists and consumer groups applauded Hewlett Packard (HP) for its announcement today of a policy that prohibits the export of toxic electronic waste from developed countries, like the U.S., to any developing country.

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Old TVs cause new problems

January 27th, 2009
By Elizabeth Weise USA TODAY

Media Center – Press Coverage Old TVs cause new problems Tuesday, January 27, 2009 By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY Universal Waste Management president and CEO Jacob Cherry stands amid discarded monitors at his processing plant in Oakland. With the switch to digital, many people are ditching their old TV sets, and what’s inside can be …

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Campaigners highlight ‘toxic TVs’

January 9th, 2009
By Maggie Shiels BBC News technology reporter, Las Vegas

Media Center – Press Coverage Campaigners highlight ‘toxic TVs’ Friday, January 09, 2009 By Maggie Shiels, BBC News technology reporter, Las Vegas Zombie protesters at CES 09 Campaigners say more should be done to recycle old TVs Campaigners are warning of a flood of toxic waste from old TVs and have called on manufacturers to …

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Electronics TakeBack Coalition Supports Obama’s call to delay the digital TV conversion

January 8th, 2009

The Electronic TakeBack Coalition (ETBC) announced its support for President-elect Obama’s request to push the digital TV conversion back from February 17, 2009. While Obama’s transition team is concerned with consumer readiness, pushing back the digital conversion would also give television manufacturers more time to create and implement responsible electronics recycling programs.

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