Recently, e-Stewards offered details on updates to certification criteria and outlined audit results. It also announced the first companies to join a workforce training program.
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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.
The e-Stewards e-scrap certification body is gearing up to release an update, and it’s providing certain perks to draw in operators that have not been certified to the standard previously.
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 draft of a new version of the e-Stewards certification standard will be released to certified processors for comment in October. In January, the public will get a look at it.
A new offering from Makor Solutions allows organizations shipping used electronics to processors to track the environmental upsides of diverting material from disposal.
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.