Public entities continue to take the pledge to become participants in the State Electronics Challenge, indicating their willingness to become better stewards of electronics.
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.
One expert says changes to the extended producer responsibility system in the U.K. are beneficial, and a Middle Eastern kingdom works to teach students about e-scrap recycling.
The Irish celebrate impressive e-scrap and appliance recycling rates, and more communities in the U.K. are offering curbside e-scrap collection.
India ramps up its e-scrap collections, and Sweden is pushing for repair over replacement when it comes to appliances and other consumer products.
A state-of-the art electronics recycling facility opens in Sweden, and a retailer in Sri Lanka offers e-scrap drop-off.