NY diverts more than 520 million of e-waste
Commissioner Seggos says, “Over the first six years of the program, New York state has successfully diverted hundreds of millions of pounds of e-waste destined for landfills and combustion facilities to e-waste recyclers for reuse and recycling, helping conserve valuable natural resources.
DEC says it continues its efforts to address challenges associated with e-waste collection and recycling, particularly cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions and monitors by working with municipalities, industry representatives, recyclers and others to improve CRT collection and recycling. (more…)
US recycled nearly 630 million pounds of consumer electronics during 2016
The eCycling Leadership Initiative (ELI) powered by Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has released a new report on electronics recycling in the US.
According to the report, more than 8,000 responsible recycling locations across the US contributed to recycling of more than 630 million pounds of consumer electronics.
The CTA report applauded Apple, Dell, Best Buy and DirecTV for recycling more than 125% of consumer electronics recycling goals set for 2016.
CTA urged consumer technology companies to extend continued support to recycling related activities in the coming years.
“This program supports the governor’s and legislature’s goal of 75 percent recycling, composting or source reduction of solid waste by 2020 while doing so in a cost-effective manner, with no added to costs to any state agency, including CALPIA.” Offenders participating in the program will learn marketable job skills in e-waste recycling and computer refurbishing, CALPIA says, adding, “skills coveted in today’s job market that will help them find innovative employment opportunities when they return to their communities.” CALPIA began the E-Waste Collection and Computer Refurbishing program in 2013 by entering into a statewide agreement with CDCR to help the agency resolve its backlog of accumulating e-waste.
BIR (Bureau of International Recycling) Committee Begins Work on E-scrap Study
During the meeting of the Brussels-based Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) E-Scrap Committee 24 May 2017 in Hong Kong, it was revealed that work had begun on the BIR E-Scrap Committee’s meta study of available information relating to global e-scrap generation and flows.
Read entire article: recyclingtoday.com/article/bir-wee-study-2017
More information about E-Scrap: bir.org/industry/escrap
About BIR (Bureau of International Recycling)
The Bureau of International Recycling is a global recycling industry association representing more than 700 companies from the private sector and 40 national trade federations from 70 different countries.
Founded in 1948, BIR was the first federation to support the interests of the recycling industry on an international scale. Today, BIR represents over 760 member companies from the private sector and 36 national associations in more than 70 countries. Together, these members form the largest international recycling federation.
The federation provides a dynamic forum for its members to share their knowledge and experience. It serves as a platform to establish successful business relations and to promote recycling among other industrial sectors and policy makers.
BIR is a non-profit organisation under Belgian law. Their statutes (Articles of Association) and Internal Regulations (including Guidelines for Chairpersons) were revised and approved in April 2016. The registered office is currently headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.
Consumer Technology Association Reports Record E-Recycling Rates
E-Recycling | The Arlington, Virginia-based Consumer Technology Association has announced a record-setting 700 million pounds of consumer electronics have been recycled under the eCycling Leadership Initiative. According to the Fifth Annual Report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative, the consumer technology industry is recycling in record numbers for the fifth consecutive year. It’s a testament to our industry’s commitment to increasing sustainability that even as our industry creates less waste by innovating lighter, smaller devices, we continue to see recycling increases each year, says Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. (more…)