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Continuing Their Leadership: Sims Certifies 14 of Its NA Processing Sites

Continuing Their Leadership: Sims Certifies 14 of Its NA Processing Sites

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 No Comments

Sims Recycling Solutions, the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, is pleased to announce it has achieved e-Stewards® certification at all U.S. processing sites and the Toronto, Ontario facility in Canada, assuring its placement as the electronics recycler with the highest level of certification in the industry.  The two additional Canadian sites in Vancouver, [...]

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Seattle Mariners Are First Pro Sports Team to Become an e-Stewards Enterprise

Seattle Mariners Are First Pro Sports Team to Become an e-Stewards Enterprise

Thursday, February 6, 2014 No Comments

For the first time ever, Basel Action Network (BAN) has recognized a pro sports team, the Seattle Mariners, for responsible electronic waste (e-waste) management and granted them the designation of e-Stewards® Enterprise. e-Stewards Enterprises pledge to do their part to prevent the hazardous materials in e-waste from causing harm to people and the environment, particularly [...]

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Environment and Seahawks Win Big

Environment and Seahawks Win Big

Monday, February 3, 2014 No Comments

In taking steps to make this past Super Bowl greener, the NFL partnered with Verizon and Broadway Green Alliance to keep electronic waste out of landfills.  The environment scored big when AnythingIT, a certified e-Stewards facility, recycled the e-waste. Earlier in January, the NFL, working with Verizon and Broadway Green Alliance, sponsored an electronic waste [...]

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Drop-Off Your E-Waste in Times Square, NY and Fair Lawn, NJ

Drop-Off Your E-Waste in Times Square, NY and Fair Lawn, NJ

Friday, January 3, 2014 No Comments

The NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee and the NFL are partnering with Verizon and the Broadway Green Alliance to collect and safely recycle electronic waste in New York and New Jersey. The recycling events are open to the public, and are a part of the group’s commitment to a cleaner environment. The first of two collections will take place in New Jersey on January 7 [...]

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Gen. Y Cleans Up E-Waste at Sustainable Electronics Competition

Gen. Y Cleans Up E-Waste at Sustainable Electronics Competition

Friday, December 13, 2013 No Comments

The International Sustainable Electronics Competition Awards, announced their 2013 winners. The ISEC is an innovative competition created by the Sustainable Electronics Initiative (SEI) located in Champaign, Illinois. Reduce, Reuse, Re-imagine Begun in 2009, the competition aims to foster creative thinking in young adults as to how to reduce and reuse electronic waste, aka, e-waste, as [...]

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E-Cycle Washington Is Celebrating Its Fifth Anniversary

E-Cycle Washington Is Celebrating Its Fifth Anniversary

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 No Comments

E-Cycle Washington is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Started in January, 2009, E-Cycle Washington was created to uphold the Electronic Product Recycling Act passed in 2006. The Basel Action Network would like to congratulate E-Cycle Washington for its work as it’s “…ensured 200 million pounds of electronics did not end up in landfills.” The standards developed [...]

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Getting Better All the Time: e-Stewards Standard v. 2.0 Released

Getting Better All the Time: e-Stewards Standard v. 2.0 Released

Monday, November 4, 2013 No Comments

On November 1, 2013, e-Stewards launched its new version of the electronic waste recycling standard businesses and environmental groups have stood behind for years—the e-Stewards Standard. Wells Fargo, Staples, Bank of America, and Alcoa and environmental groups Greenpeace, and the Natural Resources Defense Council all strongly endorse using certified e-Stewards recyclers to safely, securely and [...]

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Mod Your Phone--Save the World

Mod Your Phone–Save the World

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 No Comments

A major component of ending the electronic waste, aka, e-waste, crisis is to find helpful solutions that keep e-waste out of the dumps and overseas “recycling” facilities in the first place. Keeping up with changing mobile technology and reducing the increasing stream of e-waste may soon be as easy as plugging in a plastic module [...]

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Advocacy as Art--BAN Is the Subject of an Art Project

Advocacy as Art–BAN Is the Subject of an Art Project

Friday, October 25, 2013 No Comments

When graphic design student Dustin Johnson was assigned to develop posters for an advocacy project, he chose the Basel Action Network and the topic of electronic waste, aka, e-waste, as his subject. “I was astonished by the number of irresponsible recyclers that exist. There is a scene in the link I provided where a young boy’s hands [...]

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Check Out the Latest E-Scrap Newsletter

Check Out the Latest E-Scrap Newsletter

Friday, October 18, 2013 No Comments

The latest edition of the E-Scrap News e-newsletter is out today. E-Scrap “…has provided both newcomers and veterans in the electronics recycling industry independent and experienced coverage electronics recycling issues for the past decade.” Sign up for their free e-newsletter to keep up to date on all the latest news in the e-cycling industry and [...]

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