SWANA policy favors export ban to developing countries

SWANA policy favors export ban to developing countries

By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has announced new positions on the handling of e-scrap – including a stance on the controversial issue of exporting used electronics.

SWANA's officially adopted policy states that material should not be sent to "facilities that do not comply with standards for worker safety and public health and the environment, and to countries that do not have regulatory programs to enforce such standards" – a position seemingly in line with that of the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling, which seeks to prohibit the export of electronic scrap to non-OECD countries.

The association, whose membership is primarily local government solid waste managers, also calls for governments at the local and federal level to make recycling options more available to households and businesses. The policy also calls on the federal government to ensure that options are available at all departments and agencies. Additionally, it states that collection and recycling infrastructure must be in place before bans or restrictions on the disposal of e-scrap are enacted.

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SWANA policy favors export ban to developing countries

"The association, whose membership is primarily local government solid waste managers, also calls for governments at the local and federal level to make recycling options more available to households and businesses. The policy also calls on the federal government to ensure that options are available at all departments and agencies. Additionally, it states that collection and recycling infrastructure must be in place before bans or restrictions on the disposal of e-scrap are enacted."

 

Why, of course they do...   Look at how many times the word 'government' is used - just in this one paragraph...   Of course, what these Neo-Bolsheviks are ignorant of, is that the demand for raw materials - which not coincidentally, is the same demand that DRIVES nearly the ENTIRE electronics recycling industry, is based on - wait for it...   Overseas Developing Economies...    These silly ne'er-do-wells wouldn't know free-market economics if it jumped up and bit them in their 'Collective' Socialist Asses...   Then again, why should they care?   All they've ever known are government programs and government red-tape and goverment paychecks, so why would they even care?   'Government' should take care of everything, right...?

 

 

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