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E-waste from Dell/Goodwill “Reconnect Program” was exported, despite Dell’s no-export policy

May 9th, 2016

If this is happening to Dell, the company with the highest standards and toughest audits, should we assume that other manufacturer takeback programs’ e-waste is also being exported to developing countries, even if they have a policy forbidding it?

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E-waste broker caught making illegal exports of CRTs to Hong Kong and China

March 19th, 2015

March 19, 2015. This is the reason why research on e-waste exports that is based on official export records is very unreliable, and grossly understates the amount of e-waste being exported. Smugglers are not going to say they are exporting CRTs. …they lie about the contents, and say it’s plastic or scrap metal.

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Statement on the new ITC report on exports of electronic waste

March 13th, 2013

While the report doesn’t answer many of the relevant questions about e-waste exports, it does contain important acknowledgments supporting the need for federal legislation, like the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act introduced in the 112th Congress

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Fake Recycler Convicted of Criminal Charges for E-Waste Exporting

December 22nd, 2012

Dec 21, 2012. A federal court in Colorado today convicted the executives of Executive Recycling in Colorado of multiple counts of mail and wire fraud, obstruction and environmental crimes related to illegally disposing electronic waste and smuggling.

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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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Congress Steps Up on E-Waste Export Issue

September 29th, 2010

Yesterday a bill was introduced in Congress that would make it illegal for U.S. “recyclers” to simply export our old electronic products to developing nations, instead of actually recycling them. It’s an atrocious but widespread practice – recyclers can make more money selling our old electronics to brokers who send them to China, India, Viet …

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