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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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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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2011: The Year We Conquer E-Waste!

January 3rd, 2011
By Dar Williams, Singer-songwriter, The Huffington Post

“And what about the companies who become responsible for their products’ e-waste? This could be their golden era.”
Singer-Songwriter (and environmentalist) Dar Williams calls on companies to take back and recycle their old products.

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E-waste Laws Make Everyone Recycle

January 2nd, 2011
By Amy Dusto Discovery News

With the popularity of high-tech gifts, concerns about pollution and the growing amount of American waste all at a high, legislation around the country is mandating that consumers recycle rather than dump certain electronics.

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Major electronics companies back e-waste bill

October 1st, 2010

by Elana Schor, Energy and Environment Daily Three of Silicon Valley’s biggest players are throwing their weight behind a new proposal from Reps. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and Gene Green (D-Texas) to curb the export of used electronics to developing nations where such toxic “e-waste” can wreak havoc on the health of local populations. The House …

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NYC Judge Dismisses Industry-Led E-Waste Lawsuit

June 28th, 2010
Greener Computing

A federal court judge today dismissed a lawsuit seeking to halt the Big Apple’s electronics waste recycling law, and a similar state-wide law that pre-empted the law is going on the books.

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Increasingly, States Push For E-Waste Recycling

October 1st, 2009
By Rich Callahan Associated Press

Media Center – Press Coverage Associated Press, Oct 1, 2009, by Rick Callahan Increasingly, States Push For E-waste Recycling Growing Number Of States Push Electronics Manufacturers To Take Responsibility For E-waste Frustrated by inaction in Congress, a growing number of states are trying to reduce the rising tide of junked TVs, computers and other electronics …

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A Green Way to Dump Low-Tech Electronics

June 29th, 2009
By Leslie Kaufman New York Times

Media Center – Press Coverage A Green Way to Dump Low-Tech Electronics By LESLIE KAUFMAN New York Times, Published: June 29, 2009 This month, Edward Reilly, 35, finally let go of the television he had owned since his college days. Stuart Isett for The New York Times A pile of old circuit boards, dumped safely …

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Scrap Scrap: When Recycling Goes Bad

June 8th, 2009
By Sean Zeller Congressional Quarterly

Media Center – Press Coverage Scrap Scrap: When Recycling Goes Bad Congressional Quarterly CQ WEEKLY – VANTAGE POINT June 8, 2009 – Page 1295 By Shawn Zeller, CQ Staff When a bill aimed at protecting the environment is opposed by environmentalists, that’s usually not a good sign. And it’s precisely the conundrum facing Gene Green …

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Oregon’s electronics recycling too successful for some manufacturers

May 12th, 2009
By Scott Learn The Oregonian

Media Center – Press Coverage Oregon’s electronics recycling too successful for some manufacturers by Scott Learn, The Oregonian, May 12, 2009 Less than five months in, Oregon’s free electronics recycling program is collecting too much too fast for the largest manufacturer group involved, prompting it to ask the Oregon recyclers it works with to dial …

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