In Europe, 26 scrap electronics compliance programs have joined together to create the official WEEELABEX organization, which will be tasked with harmonizing and standardizing implementation of WEEE collection and processing requirements. The new organization will train auditors to ensure compliance with standards across country borders.
The World Health Organization is launching a new initiative to address the effects of e-scrap on children's health. As part of the fact-finding process of the initiative, the WHO has partnered with Solving the E-Waste Problem (StEP) to gather input from e-scrap recycling professionals. A short survey on the topic is available here, with findings to be discussed this June at a WHO closed working meeting.
Electronic Recyclers International is rolling out a new recycling asset and inventory tracking system to customers. MyTrackTech will allow ERI customers to track their used IT through the recycling and asset management chain, generate different types of reports, as well as improve overall transparency.
New Zealand residents are calling on the government to create a recycling program for used electronics, according to One News. Current proposals to fund such a program would levy a fee at the point of purchase on new electronics.