Apple Quits EPEAT “Green Electronics” Program

July 9th, 2012

Apple is now the only major computer manufacturer with no products on the EPEAT registry

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CEA’s Recycling Report Reveals Still No Industry-wide Commitment to E-waste Recycling

May 4th, 2012

Just three companies, Dell, Best Buy, and Samsung collected more than HALF of the total CEA reported.

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GAO Report Finds Feds Not Always Managing Own E-Waste Responsibly

March 20th, 2012

GAO: “Federal agencies often have little assurance that their used electronics are ultimately disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.”

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Apple Takes First Steps on Supply Chain Working Conditions

January 20th, 2012

Is this a significant step in improving the working conditions for the people that make Apple’s products?

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E-waste recyclers support federal bill on e-waste exports

December 22nd, 2011

The largest e-waste recycler in the world yesterday announced its support for legislation in Congress to restrict exports of e-waste from the U.S. to developing countries.

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New studies show e-waste exports still harming children in China, Ghana

November 30th, 2011

Two recent studies show that e-waste exported to developing nations continues to cause great harm to the children in the areas where our e-waste is crudely handled in China and Ghana.

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Federal task force gets it wrong on e-waste exports

July 22nd, 2011

Instead of being out in front, they stand several giant steps behind the true leaders on managing their used electronics.

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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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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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