We are very disappointed that the Task Force missed the opportunity handed to them by President Obama’s mandate to truly lead by example and ensure that all federal agencies do the right thing and not export obsolete used electronic equipment unless it is fully functional.”
Politico, July 13, 2011: “There are a number of efforts to divert e-waste out of the trash and into the hands of recyclers, and states are really leading that charge — but what good is all the effort if it’s just going to be dumped overseas?”
Miller-McCune, July 1, 2011. “As laptops, flat screens and smart phones grow ever more ubiquitous, so does the problematic trash they ultimately become.”
San Jose Mercury News, June 24, 2011. Rob D’Arcy, who runs the county’s household hazardous waste program, called the ordinance “visionary” and applauded the county for being the first government to approve a law regarding e-waste exports.
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.
USA Today. June 23, 2011. When eco-conscious people want to winnow down a growing stash of unneeded tech products, how do they do that in an environmentally friendly way?
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.
New York Times, April 22, 2011. E-recycling has been prompted both by organizations like ERI and state laws seeking to prevent “e-waste,” or electronics that end up in landfills.
“But Texas Campaign for the Environment, an environmental group, says that more than 90 percent of the electronic waste collected in 2010 was collected by only four manufacturers: Dell, Samsung, Altex Electronics, a small San Antonio based company, and Sony.”
“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.