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BAN Alleges 28 US recyclers Are “Apparent Exporters of Likely Illegal” Shipments of Used Electronics, Yet Does Not Assert Culpability

Today, the Basel Action Network (BAN) issued its latest press release on exports of electronic waste (e-waste) from the United States.  This press release casts a critical and necessary light on exports that may be or are illegal, and that can lead to harm of workers and communities in developing countries.  Indeed, there are companies […]

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The Most Harmful Electronics to Dump and Why You Should Recycle Them

If you had to make a list of the most pressing concerns facing the environment today, electronic waste (or e-waste) would undoubtedly be right at the top. According to Earth911.com, people in the United States alone throw away approximately 9.4 million TONS of old electronics each year. Out of the billions of dollars that we collectively […]

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Bass Achieves Renewal of R2:2013, ISO 14001:2004, and OHSAS 18001:2007 Certifications

Bass Computers, Inc. (BCI) announced today the successful renewal of their R2:2013, ISO 14001:2004, and OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications. Bass Computers, Inc. is a wholesale distributor of technology and CCTV equipment, which also offers IT asset disposal, electronics recycling, and data destruction. R2 (Responsible Recycling) is the leading standard for the electronics recycling industry, setting a high […]

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Why Computer Recycling is Essential for Your Business and Planet Earth

According to the experts at DoSomething.org, electronic waste (which can include things like old computers, hard drives, monitors and other types of equipment) currently represents approximately 2% of all trash in landfills across the United States. Despite this, it actually accounts for an incredible 70% of the total toxic waste generated in this country each […]

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Regional Conservation Programs Receives $260 Million in USDA Funding

Since the creation of the 2014 Farm Bill, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) innovative Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) has awarded more than $600 million for 199 partner-led projects. And now, the USDA will be providing another $260 million for conservation partnership programs that will help improve water quality, support wildlife, protect agriculture, and more. […]

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E-waste from Dell/Goodwill “Reconnect Program” was exported, despite Dell’s no-export policy

A new report released today by the Basel Action Network (BAN) documents e-waste which was dropped off at Goodwill sites that partner with Dell for e-waste recycling, ended up being exported to Asian countries, in violation of Dell’s policy not to export e-waste to developing countries.  The report titled, “Disconnect: Goodwill and Dell Exporting the […]

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Solvents, paints and bulbs were mismanaged

Here’s a recent EPA enforcement action. Company: MI Metals, Millersburg, PA. Business: Metal fabrication. Penalty: $58,816. Reasons for penalty: MI Metals didn’t follow basic Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules for handling caustic cleaning solvents and waste paints. EPA cited the firm for not: ·         keeping hazardous waste storage containers closed ·         having an […]

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CRT outlet Closed Loop nears collapse

With financial and regulatory pressure mounting, Closed Loop Refining and Recovery is on the brink of closing and leaving more than 90 million pounds of stockpiled CRT material in its wake. Closed Loop, which has for several years pledged to build a furnace to process the immense backlog of CRT glass, is currently months behind […]

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ITAD company HiTech acquired by investment firm

Private-equity company Caretta Partners now owns a majority stake in Oklahoma City-based HiTech Assets. Leaders at HiTech, which was founded in 2002, expect the acquisition to help push growth at the ITAD-focused company (ITAD stands for IT asset disposition). “HiTech Assets currently delivers a world-class ITAD service with best-in-class data security, environmental benefits and value […]

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TCEQ Trade Fair to be Held May 3-4 in Austin

March 2016 – The TCEQ will hold its 2016 Environmental Trade Fair and Conference on May 3-4 at the Austin Convention Center. More than 100 educational sessions on topics from waste management to wastewater permitting will be offered, accommodating about 4,000 attendees. The TCEQ’s Environmental Assistance Division will offer a ten-session track at this year’s […]

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