In his recent opinion piece titled “Nigeria report (almost) gets it right“, Mr. Robin Ingenthron has much to say about the recent United Nations University (UNU) report regarding significant volumes of electronic waste flowing from European ports to Nigeria locked inside used automobiles. Continue Reading
March 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of the electronics recycling program launching in New Brunswick, the ninth province to leverage the electronics recycling program administered by the Electronics Product Recycling Association (EPRA). Continue Reading
E-Scrap News has now published responses from five of the six companies named in Basel Action Network’s latest export report (“The Scam Recycling Continues”). In their statements, those companies have made some assertions that warrant a response. In addition, one of the company responses noted a geographic error in the recent report, and we wish to publicly correct that fact. The inaccuracy, while regrettable, has no bearing on the findings of export in the report. Continue Reading
In his Sept. 14 op-ed piece, Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) Executive Director John Lingelbach expresses the belief that Basel Action Network’s (BAN) publishing of export tracking data, including the names of companies that handled each tracker in its chain of export, is irresponsible without extensive and costly investigations completed prior to release of data.
The Basel Action Network (BAN) has issued a second report presenting information derived from its GPS tracking activities. Like the first report from a year ago, this report names electronics recyclers and leaves the casual reader presuming each named recycler is complicit in illegal exporting (part of an “export chain,” as BAN puts it).
Years ago, large groups of people came together representing many different perspectives on electronics and sustainability. Academics and manufacturers – both large and small – sat with purchasers, recyclers, activists, environmentalists and others that were interested in making a leadership standard.