Senate Bill Creates U.S. Jobs and Stops Toxic E-Waste Tide

March 6th, 2014

March 6, 2014: U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today introduced S. 2090, the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act (RERA) of 2014 to stop sham U.S. “recyclers” from sending toxic electronic waste to developing countries and to promote recycling jobs at home.

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Bipartisan Responsible Electronics Recycling Act Introduced in Congress

July 24th, 2013

Reps. Mike Thompson, Gene Green Introduce BIPARTISAN Legislation that creates jobs, Promotes Responsible Recycling of E-Waste  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Gene Green (TX-29) today introduced H.R. 2791, the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act (RERA) of 2013. The legislation promotes the U.S. recycling industry by prohibiting the exportation of some electronics whose improper …

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Most Electronics Retailers get F’s on New Recycling Report Card

July 17th, 2013

July 17, 2013: Only three electronics retailers are making a serious effort to help consumers responsibly recycle their old electronic products.

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Global health and justice groups demand that TCO withdraw its sustainability certification award for Samsung’s S4 Smartphone

June 5th, 2013

June 5, 2013: “TCO must not claim that its certification rewards ‘sustainable’ behavior – including social issues and occupational health – while at the same time failing to acknowledge the well documented cancer cluster at Samsung.”

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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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New Study Shows Federal E-Waste Export Bill Could Create Up To 42,000 Jobs

February 5th, 2013

Feb 5, 2013: Federal legislation that would restrict exports of electronic waste from the U.S. to developing countries could create as many as 42,000 direct and indirect new jobs with a total payroll of more than $1 billion, according to a new study commissioned by the Coalition For American Electronics Recycling (CAER).

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Federal E-Waste Effort Gets Mixed Reaction from Environmental Coalition

July 20th, 2011

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.”

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E-Waste Export Bill to Stop Global E-Waste Dumping & Boost Green Jobs

June 23rd, 2011

Environmental, Bipartisan and Industry Support (Washington, DC – June 23, 2011)  U.S. Representatives Gene Green (D-TX) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) yesterday introduced new legislation – the Responsible Electronics Recycling Act of 2011, HR 2284– to stop sham U.S. “recyclers” from dumping electronic waste on developing countries and to promote recycling jobs at home. The bill …

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FILM RELEASE: New Story of Stuff Project movie demands a ‘Green Moore’s Law’ in the Electronics Industry

November 9th, 2010

The Story of Electronics Why “Designed for the Dump” is Toxic for People and the Planet SAN FRANCISCO, CA – At midnight Pacific on November 9th, The Story of Stuff Project will release The Story of Electronics, an 8-minute animated movie, at Hosted by Annie Leonard, the creator of the hit viral video The …

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Printer Companies Not Making the Grade – Flunk Electronics Recycling Report Card

October 19th, 2010

(San Francisco, CA) The Electronics TakeBack Coalition released a new report card today that grades computer, television, printer, and game console companies on their efforts to take back and recycle their old products. Most of the manufacturers passed muster, but most printer companies and some TV ones flunked. The highest marks go to Dell, Samsung, and …

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