Archive for October, 2011

Welcome to the BAN & e-Stewards Blog – Report from Cartagena

Welcome to the BAN & e-Stewards Blog – Report from Cartagena

Friday, October 28, 2011 1 Comment

At long last BAN is launching its first blog and we are glad you are here!  The purpose of this blog is to engage you and other readers in a conversation about responsible waste recycling and trade.  It will revolve around BAN’s three central campaigns:  Responsible Electronic Waste Stewardship, Responsible Ship Recycling, and Implementation of [...]

Ghana: Incoming e-Waste a Growing Problem

Ghana: Incoming e-Waste a Growing Problem

Thursday, October 27, 2011 4 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana just published their “e-Waste Country Assessment,” based on actual data from Customs authorities, field visits and meetings with key stakeholders — that is, from credible, in-country, official sources. You can access a copy here. Ghana reports that at least 35% (and perhaps much more) of imported, second-hand electronic and [...]

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“Children on the Frontlines: The e-Waste Epidemic in Africa”

Thursday, October 20, 2011 No Comments

Agbogbloshie, a slum on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana, is where computers die horrible deaths. Jim Puckett knows Agbogbloshie well, having conducted e-waste investigations there (see Jim’s essay “Away is a Place,” available here). The environmental news site Mongabay.com just published this profile of Agbogbloshie and interview with Dr. Kwei Quartey, Ghanaian author and physician. [...]

Trade Association $pends to Oppose Export Ban

Trade Association $pends to Oppose Export Ban

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 No Comments

Two interesting tidbits in e-Scrap News: ISRI spent $280,000 in lobbying in the second quarter of 2011, and an additional $110,000 in the third quarter. ISRI is the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, a trade association for some recyclers. They lobby lawmakers to join ISRI in opposition to a proposed ban on the export of [...]