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New bill would ban some US e-waste exports

June 24th, 2011
By Grant Gross, Computerworld.

Computerworld, June 23, 2011. The bill will create “green” jobs in the U.S. by keeping e-waste recycling processes in the country, Green said.

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E-waste export legislation is the most important action the federal government can take on e-waste problem

June 23rd, 2011

Passing this legislation would help address environmental, public health, and national security problems, and help the economy by promoting business development and creating green jobs.

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As e-waste piles up, disposal issues grow

June 23rd, 2011
By Rachel Roubein and Mike Snider, USA TODAY, June 23, 2011

USA Today. June 23, 2011. When eco-conscious people want to winnow down a growing stash of unneeded tech products, how do they do that in an environmentally friendly way?

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E-Waste Export Bill to Stop Global E-Waste Dumping & Boost Green Jobs

June 23rd, 2011

Environmental, Bipartisan and Industry Support (Washington, DC – June 23, 2011)  U.S. Representatives Gene Green (D-TX) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) yesterday introduced new legislation – the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act of 2011, HR 2284– to stop sham U.S. “recyclers” from dumping electronic waste on developing countries and to promote recycling jobs at home. The bill …

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Working on Waste

April 22nd, 2011
By Sarah Johnson CFO Magazine, April 22, 2011

CFO Magazine, April 22, 2011. As environmental advocates celebrate the 41st anniversary of Earth Day today, groups on various sides of the debate over e-waste have mixed feelings about a broad national law that would mimic some of the state laws.

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Regulators, Recyclers and Retailers Build ‘Urban Mining’ Industry

April 22nd, 2011
By JOEY PETERS of ClimateWire New York Times, April 22, 2011

New York Times, April 22, 2011. E-recycling has been prompted both by organizations like ERI and state laws seeking to prevent “e-waste,” or electronics that end up in landfills.

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CEA’s New National Recycling Program – Is It For Real or Just Vaporware?

April 13th, 2011

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced a new national voluntary program to recycle electronics. Well at least they announced a goal, and promised to tell us about their national program at some point in the future.

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Report Shows Few Computer Companies Make Recycling Effort If Law Doesn’t Make Them

February 25th, 2011

“…more than 92% of the 24 million pounds of electronic waste collected in 2010 was collected by only four manufacturers: Dell, Samsung, Sony and Altex Electronics (a small San Antonio based company).”

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Texas: Computer recycling bounds, but Dell shoulders much of the burden

February 24th, 2011
By Asher Price Austin American-Statesman, Feb 24, 2011

“But Texas Campaign for the Environment, an environmental group, says that more than 90 percent of the electronic waste collected in 2010 was collected by only four manufacturers: Dell, Samsung, Altex Electronics, a small San Antonio based company, and Sony.”

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EPA’s New Figures Show Most E-Waste Still Getting Trashed

January 26th, 2011

The EPA has just released its “2009 Facts and Figures” on Municipal Solid Waste generated in the U.S. This new report shows that in 2009, as in previous years,  the vast majority (82.3%) of e-waste discarded in the U.S.  is still ending up in our landfills and incinerators, with only 17.7 percent going to recyclers. …

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