Apple is now the only major computer manufacturer with no products on the EPEAT registry
Just three companies, Dell, Best Buy, and Samsung collected more than HALF of the total CEA reported.
GAO: “Federal agencies often have little assurance that their used electronics are ultimately disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.”
Is this a significant step in improving the working conditions for the people that make Apple’s products?
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.
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.
Instead of being out in front, they stand several giant steps behind the true leaders on managing their used electronics.
E-waste export legislation is the most important action the federal government can take on e-waste problem
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.
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.
“…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).”