Redemtech Becomes First E-Waste Recycling Company to Achieve E-Stewards Certification For All Facilities

Redemtech is the first company to achieve e-Stewards Certification for all of its facilities nationwide, accounting for two-thirds of e-Stewards facilities certified to date. With major locations in the Eastern, Western and Midwestern United States, Redemtech has the geographic coverage and scale to handle the largest IT asset recovery and disposition projects in accordance with the e-Stewards Standard. Redemtech was able to move quickly to achieve certification because the company has been an active advocate for responsible recycling and has operated in accordance with the standard for years.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuMzMHC65F4&feature=player_embeddedRedemtech is the first company to achieve e-Stewards Certification for all of its facilities nationwide, accounting for two-thirds of e-Stewards facilities certified to date. With major locations in the Eastern, Western and Midwestern United States, Redemtech has the geographic coverage and scale to handle the largest IT asset recovery and disposition projects in accordance with the e-Stewards Standard. Redemtech was able to move quickly to achieve certification because the company has been an active advocate for responsible recycling and has operated in accordance with the standard for years.
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A Very Cool Short Video on E-Waste

Here’s a short/ extremely interesting video on statistics of e-waste  in Canada, US and Worldwide.

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Plans Begin for 10 E-Scrap (E-Waste) Plants to Be Built Worth $135,000,000 by Newly Formed Consortium

Garb Oil & Power Corporation (OTCBB:GARB) www.garbop.com announces that it has formed a consortium with seven other companies to build 10 E-scrap (E-Waste) plants in the eastern part of the US. The combined value of the projects is $135,000,000, spread over the next 24 months.

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BAN Seeks To Curb E-Waste Export to Developing Nations

The Basel Action Network, an American watchdog group that has sought to curb the export of toxic electronic waste from the United States, plans to begin a new certification and auditing program on Thursday for both recyclers and companies that generate electronic refuse.

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India A Dumping Ground for Worlds E-Waste

The recent incident of radiation in West Delhi’s Mayapuri Industrial area may have raised alarm bells on the danger posed by the unplanned dumping of e-waste. But the import of such hazardous material continues unabated in the country. The figures obtained from one major port alone, from April 2009 to December 2009, have revealed that large numbers of used computer parts, including the obsolete Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors, with hazardous presence of lead are making their way into India from South Asia, Finland and the Middle East

Thousands of tonnes of toxic e-waste finds its way into India every month in absence of any handling norms.

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Mumbai Highest E-Waste Producing City Followed by Delhi

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) Thursday said Mumbai topped the list of electronic waste producing cities in the country. Delhi was placed second in the list.

The board predicts the country’s annual e-waste production to increase to 800,000 tonnes by 2012.

“During 2005, 146,800 tonnes of e-waste was generated in the country, which is expected to increase to 800,000 by 2012,” said a statement of the environment ministry.

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E-Waste Causing Horrendous Pollution in Ghana

A recent study/ test by Greenpeace has found serious contamination in the high tech scrap found in Ghana. During the greenpeace investigation, it was noted that ewaste from the US and Europe is being shipped illegally to Ghana. In addition, unprotected workers, many of them children, dismantle computers and TVs with little more then stones in search of metals that can be sold. The remaining plastic, cables and casing is either burnt or simply dumped.

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California Based E-Waste Recycler Slammed With US EPA Fines

A California-based e-waste trading and recycling company was issued an EPA order seeking penalties of up to $37,500 per day for failing to properly manage electronic waste that it attempted to export to Hong Kong.

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India – The eWaste Problem

The challenges faced by developing countries such as India are enormous. India is the software factory of the world and is the growth engine for hardware providers such as Apple, HP and Dell. Total PC shipments to India during 2007-08 (April-March) were beyond the 8.25 million mark, recording a year on year growth of 22.3 per cent (Source: Mait India). The booming PC market is also leading to a boom in the the total e-waste generation of 330,000 tonnes per year as per
the study conducted by IMRB, Mait & GTZ. In addition India is also receiving large amounts of e-waste through trade and illegal imports.

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Teen Helps Recycle Over 300,000 Pounds of E-Waste

At just 16-years old, Rhode Island teen Alex Lin has leaped to the forefront of the e-waste dilemma. According to Take Part, Lin has overseen the recycling of more than 300,000 pounds of discarded electronics through legislation, recycling programs, computer-refurbishing centers and plain old hard work.

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