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Groups based in the U.S. and working nationally on e-waste

OrganizationDescriptionWebsite
As You SowAs You Sow is a non-profit that uses shareholder advocacy to promote stronger social and environmental practices at publicly held companies. It uses shareholder proposals and dialogues to encourage manufacturers to take responsibility for products at end-of-life, and to manage those products responsibly.www.asyousow.org
Basel Action Network (BAN)BAN works to combat international dumping of toxic e-waste an has created the world’s first international e-waste recycling certification known as e-Stewards — a gold standard for responsible recyclers.www.ban.org
Center for Environmental Health (CEH)CEH works with leading national businesses, consumers and students to promote sustainable electronics and to leverage our collective purchasing power to create a mass market for greener electronicswww.ceh.org
GreenpeaceGreenpeace is a global environmental campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions for a green and peaceful future. They publish their Guide To Greener Electronics.www.greenpeace.org
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)NRDC is a national environmental action organization, using online, PR, and legal strategies to address a wide range of environmental issues. NRDC has been active supporting e-waste policy at the state and federal level.www.NRDC.org
Product Policy Institute (PPI)Product Policy Institute (PPI) helps government and community organizations move from a Throw-Away to Zero Waste Society by supporting Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policies that ensure products do not become public liabilitieshttp://www.productpolicy.org/
Product Stewardship Institute (PSI)PSI works with state & local governments to partner with manufacturers, retailers, environmental groups, & federal agencies to reduce the health and environmental impacts of consumer products.http://www.productstewardship.us/

Groups Working at the State Level

StateGroupDescriptionWebsite
CaliforniaCalifornia Product Stewardship CouncilA coalition of local governments and their associations, businesses, NGO’s and individuals promoting producer take-back for products in the waste stream, instead of taxpayer or ratepayer financed waste management.http://www.calpsc.org/
CaliforniaSilicon Valley Toxics CoalitionSVTC is a diverse non-profit organization engaged in research, advocacy, and grassroots organizing to promote human health and environmental justice in response to the rapid growth of the high-tech industry.www.svtc.org
ColoradoColorado Association for RecyclingCAFR works to promote and encourage recycling through programs that educate the public, local governments, businesses, and Colorado's elected officials.http://www.cafr.org/
IllinoisEnvironmental Law and Policy CenterCenter is a public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization covering the Midwestern states. They advocate for e-waste takeback policy in multiple states.www.elpc.org
IndianaIndiana Recycling CoalitionThe IRC supports source reduction, reuse, composting and recycling activities in Indiana.http://www.indianarecycling.org/
IowaEnvironmental Law and Policy CenterCenter is a public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization covering the Midwestern states. They advocate for e-waste takeback policy in multiple states.www.elpc.org
MaineNatural Resources Council of MaineThe Natural Resources Council of Maine is a nonprofit membership organization protecting, restoring, and conserving Maine's environment, now and for future generationswww.nrcm.org
MassachusettsClean Water ActionClean Water Action has won some of the nation's most important environmental protections through grassroots organizing, expert policy research and political advocacy focused on holding elected officials accountable to the public.http://www.cleanwateraction.org/ma
New JerseyNew Jersey Environmental FederationNew Jersey Environmental Federation, NJ Chapter of Clean Water Action, builds grassroots strength in key states and communities to change politics and environmental policy in states, local communities and Washington, DC.http://www.cleanwateraction.org/njef/
New JerseySierra Club New JerseyThe Sierra Club is a national, member-supported environmental organization, which seeks to influence federal and state public policy through public education and grass-roots political action. The NJ Chapter has been active on e-waste policy work.http://newjersey.sierraclub.org/
New York StateClean New YorkClean New York advances broad policy and market changes to protect people and communities from toxic chemicals.http://www.clean-ny.org/
New York StateNew York Product Stewardship Council NYPSCA coalition of local governments promoting producer takeback for products in the waste stream, instead of taxpayer/ratepayer financed waste management.http://www.nypsc.org/
OregonNorthwest Product Stewardship CouncilA coalition of local governments in Oregon and Washington promoting producer takeback for products in the waste stream, instead of taxpayer/ratepayer financed waste management.http://www.productstewardship.net/
PennEnvironment PennsylvaniaPennEnvironment is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization.www.pennenvironment.org/
Rhode IslandClean Water ActionClean Water Action has won some of the nation's most important environmental protections through grassroots organizing, expert policy research and political advocacy focused on holding elected officials accountable to the public.http://www.cleanwateraction.org/ri
TexasTexas Campaign for the Environment (TCE)TCE is a statewide grassroots organization with offices in Central Texas, D/FW and Houston that is focused on recycling, especially making producers responsible for the recycling of their products. TCE works with affected Texans to hold the waste industry accountable and move towards a Zero Waste futurehttp://www.texasenvironment.org
TexasTexas Product Stewardship CouncilA coalition of local governments promoting producer takeback for products in the waste stream, instead of taxpayer/ratepayer financed waste management.http://www.txpsc.org/
VermontVermont PIRGVPIRG is the largest nonprofit consumer and environmental advocacy organization in Vermont, which promotes and protects the health of Vermont’s people, environment and locally-based economy by informing and mobilizing citizens statewide.www.vpirg.org
VermontVermont Product Stewardship CouncilA coalition of local governments promoting producer takeback for products in the waste stream, instead of taxpayer/ratepayer financed waste management.http://www.vtpsc.org/
WashingtonZero Waste Washington (formerly WCRC)Zero Waste Washington protects people and our natural world by advocating for products designed and produced to be healthy, safe, and continually recycled and reused. We are the public’s voice for zero waste.www.zerowastewashington.org
WashingtonNorthwest Product Stewardship Council (WA and OR)A coalition of local governments in Oregon and Washington promoting producer takeback for products in the waste stream, instead of taxpayer/ratepayer financed waste management.http://www.productstewardship.net/
WashingtonWashington Environmental CouncilWashington Environmental Council is a non-profit advocacy organization, working for the protection of land, air, and water in Washington. They work on a range of environmental issues including e-waste policy.http://wecprotects.org/
WisconsinEnvironmental Law and Policy CenterCenter is a public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization covering the Midwestern states. They advocate for e-waste takeback policy in multiple states.www.elpc.org
WisconsinAssociated Recyclers of WisconsinAROW is an association that provides statewide proactive leadership on waste reduction and recycling through education, advocacy, collaboration, programs and services.www.arow-online.org/index.html

Groups Working Outside the U.S. or Internationally

Country Where BasedNameURL
AustraliaNational Toxics Networkwww.ntn.org.au
BelgiumEuropean Environmental Bureauwww.eeb.org
BelgiumEuropean Trade Union Councilwww.etuc.org
BelgiumHealth & Environment Alliancewww.chemicalshealthmonitor.org
CanadaMaquila Solidarity Networkhttp://en.maquilasolidarity.org/
GenevaUnited Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)http://www.unep.org/
Hong KongAsia Monitor Resource Centerhttp://www.amrc.org.hk/
Hong KongCSR Asiawww.csr-asia.com/
Hong KongGlobal Monitorhttp://www.globalmon.org.hk/en/
Hong KongLabour Action Chinawww.lac.org.hk/en/index.php
Hong KongSACOMhttp://sacom.hk/
IndiaToxics Linkwww.toxicslink.org/
IrelandVOICE (Of Irish Concern for the Environment)www.voiceireland.org
JapanCitizens Against Chemicals Pollution (CACP)www.ne.jp/asahi/kagaku/pico/
JapanJapan for Sustainabilitywww.japanfs.org/en/
KoreaSHARPShttp://stopsamsung.wordpress.com/
MexicoCEREALGuadalajara/Fomento Cultural y Educativowww.sjsocial.org/fomento/
NetherlandsGoodElectronicswww.goodelectronics.org
NetherlandsGreenpeace Internationalwww.greenpeace.org/electronics
NetherlandsSOMOhttp://somo.nl/
PhilippinesGAIAhttp://www.no-burn.org/
PhillipinesAsian Network for the Rights of Occupational and Environmental Victimshttp://www.anroav.org/
PhillipinesWorkers Assistance Centerwww.wacphilippines.com/
ScotlandPHASE Two
SpainISTASwww.istas.ccoo.es
SwedenCHEMSECwww.chemsec.org/
SwitzerlandInternational MetalWorkers Unionhttp://www.imfmetal.org
TaiwanTaiwan Association for Victims of Occupational Injuries (TAVOI)Link
TaiwanTaiwan Environmental Action Networkwww.teanonline.org
ThailandCommittee for Asian Women (CAW)www.cawinfo.org/
United KingdomCatholic Agency for OverseasDevelopment (CAFOD)www.cafod.org.uk/
United KingdonHazardswww.hazards.org/
USABasel Action Network (BAN)www.ban.org
USAHesperian Foundationwww.hesperian.org/
USAInterfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR)www.iccr.org
USAInternational POPS Elimination Network (IPEN)www.IPEN.org
USAMaquiladora Health & Safety Support Networkhttp://mhssn.igc.org/
USASolidarity Centerwww.solidaritycenter.org/