A nationwide electronics stewardship group has agreed to make its best effort to only contract with e-Stewards-certified processors. Meanwhile, a global ITAD firm will seek e-Stewards certification for all its facilities.
A new offering from Makor Solutions allows organizations shipping used electronics to processors to track the environmental upsides of diverting material from disposal.
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An initiative launched by e-Stewards will give 10 certified processors the training and support they need to successfully employ a workforce of developmentally disabled adults.
A proposed update to the R2 standard has been crafted with an eye toward emphasizing reuse, boosting data protection requirements and improving device testing and repair, according to Sustainable Electronics Recycling International.