As information comes to light about widespread landfilling of CRT glass in California, electronics recycling standards R2 and e-Stewards are working to determine their next steps.
After closing and consolidating operations in North America and the U.K., the e-scrap business of Sims Metals Management has posted promising results.
The e-Stewards standard and certification program announced details today on a plan to regularly use GPS tracking devices as an enforcement and verification tool. This announcement comes on the heels of the Basel Action Network’s controversial e-scrap tracking study that also used GPS devices.
E-scrap facilities with R2 certification will face stricter audits beginning this year as auditors shift their focus to outcome rather than policy. Continue Reading
A problematic downstream vendor can cause strife for even the most responsible e-scrap recycling company, and new recommendations aim to help R2-certified facilities ensure they are not being fooled by deceptive downstreams.
The leader of Sims Recycling Solutions says the e-Stewards certification no longer makes business sense for the major electronics processor. He added that recent e-Stewards decisions on prison labor and CRT glass have started to “water down” the standard.