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A Program to Certify Electronic Waste Recycling Rivals an Industry-U.S. Plan

April 14th, 2010
By Tom Zeller New York Times

Media Center – Press Coverage A Program to Certify Electronic Waste Recycling Rivals an Industry-U.S. Plan Tom Zeller, New York Times, April 14, 2010 The Basel Action Network, an American watchdog group that has sought to curb the export of toxic electronic waste from the United States, plans to begin a new certification and auditing …

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Environmental Protection Agency takes action against electronics recycler

June 11th, 2009
By Thomas Olson Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Press Coverage of Fake Recycling Environmental Protection Agency takes action against electronics recycler by Thomas Olson, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review June 11, 2009 The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it has filed an administrative complaint and compliance order against EarthEcycle. The agency said it wasn’t notified of cathode-ray tube exports the embattled electronic equipment recycler made to …

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Humane groups think they’ve been duped.

June 3rd, 2009
By Karamagi Rujumba Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Charities say recycling firm put hold on $10,000 checks

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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— Dell today upped the ante on the information technology (IT) industry’s efforts to responsibly deal with broken, outdated or discarded technology with a simple but comprehensive company-wide …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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E-Waste: The Dirty Secret of Recycling Electronics

October 15th, 2008
By Ben Elgin and Brian Grow Business Week

Media Center – Press Coverage E-Waste: The Dirty Secret of Recycling Electronics By Ben Elgin and Brian Grow, Business Week Magazine, October 15, 2008 Lax rules and weak enforcement allow scrap companies to profit by sending junked computers, printers, and TVs overseas Varkonyi buys gear from recyclers, then ships it to Mexico for stripping. By …

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Trashed Tech Dumped Overseas: Does U.S. Care?

September 19th, 2008
By David Biello Scientific America

Media Center – Press Coverage Trashed Tech Dumped Overseas: Does U.S. Care? Scientific America, September 19 2008 By David Biello A new report proves that the fed’s environmental watchdog has knowingly allowed toxic e-waste to be shipped overseas The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) knows that most of the 1.9 million tons (1.7 million metric …

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Report: U.S. lax on exports of toxic e-waste from old e-gear

September 18th, 2008
By Julie Schmit USA Today

Media Center – Press Coverage USA Today September 18 2008 By Julie Schmit Report: U.S. lax on exports of toxic e-waste from old e-gear U.S. regulators aren’t enforcing even limited laws against exporting toxic waste from used electronics, the Government Accountability Office said Wednesday. The GAO report is the first time the government has come …

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Audit: US Exporting Harmful E-waste to Other Countries

September 17th, 2008
By Grant Gross IDG News Service

Media Center – Press Coverage Audit: US Exporting Harmful E-waste to Other Countries IDG News Service September 17 2008 By Grant Gross The U.S. is shipping used electronic devices containing toxic substances overseas, with little regulation and enforcement to protect people and the environment in those countries, according to a government auditor’s report. Multiple U.S. …

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E-waste crackdown needed, GAO study says

September 17th, 2008
By Frank Davies San Jose Mercury News

Media Center – Press Coverage San Jose Mercury News September 17 2008 By Frank Davies E-waste crackdown needed, GAO study says STUDY: U.S. HAS DONE LITTLE TO STOP TOXIC MATERIALS FROM ENDANGERING FOREIGN WORKERS WASHINGTON – U.S. regulators have done little to stop the export of used computers and other electronic products with toxic materials …

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