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[GreenYes] Re: [GreenYes]More Global Electronics Management Information


Besides BAN and the Computer Takeback Campaign, also see the Silicon Valley
Toxics Coalition at http://svtc.etoxics.org/site/PageServer They¹ve got a
book out on the global electronics industry. Check out Robin Ingenthorn¹s
sites as well, WR3A, http://wr3a.org/ and AmericanRetroworks,
http://retroworks.com/american_retroworks_inc.htm For a partial listing of
some of the top OEM take-back programs, go to ³Electronics Management and
Recovery² at the bottom of our website ³Links² page:
http://www.greentreks.org/gpcrc/links.asp#links There¹s also a link in
that section to NRC¹s excellent list of ³Industry Initiatives.²

There¹s no question, by the way, that Dell has really done a stupendous job
with their program. Mazel Tov to David Wood, NRC, and Dell. Now if we can
only make sure that consumers take advantage of this opportunity this
holiday season.
--
David Biddle, Executive Director
<http://www.blueolives.blogspot.com>
Greater Philadelphia Commercial Recycling Council
P.O. Box 4037
Philadelphia, PA 19118

215-247-3090 (desk)
215-432-8225 (cell)

<http://www.gpcrc.com>

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on 12/13/06 1:12 PM, Anne Peters at annep@no.address wrote:

> Remember how we all learned (or figured out) along the way, 'waste always
> flows to the lowest-cost disposal point' (unless you put some kind of barrier
> around that happening, policy or otherwise)?
>
> Well this is really true with the global trade in scrap electronics. There
> are two worthy non-profits who are working on this issue - David Wood helped
> start and they are ongoing allies of GRRN in fact -- who can give you the
> whole story on the sad export of e-scrap overseas. The context: the U.S. is
> one of only about 3 nations worldwide that have not signed on to the Basel
> Convention, the international treaty that prevents export of hazardous waste
> to developing nations. Because of this, it is not illegal for the US to
> export scrap electronics (with their inherent cargo of hazardous chemicals) to
> the poor nations of the world, where e-scrap is taken aprt in unhealthy
> conditions. For more on this, see the Computer Takeback Campaign's site:
> http://www.computertakeback.com/ - click on The Problem. Barbara Kyle is the
> Campaign Coordinator and Ted Smith the strategic guy for more info, doing
> excellent work to turn around these practices and push for producer
> responsibility in this issue. Dell changed its practice of using unprotected
> prison labor for recycling old Dell's as a result of Ted's and Robin
> Schneider's work (and David W), and now uses US electronics recyclers.
>
> Or see http://www.ban.org/ - the Basel Action Network is working to get the US
> to ratify the Basel Convention - a huge struggle - Jim Lynch and Sarah
> Westervelt there are doing wonderful work as well. Take a look at the
> Electronics Recylcer's Pledge of True Stewardship on this site - these are the
> practices and electronics recylcers doing the 'greenest' work here.
>
> Steve, feel free to contact me for more info. about electronics recycling --
> it's a large part of my practice.
> Yours,
> Anne
> Gracestone, Inc.
> 303.494.4934 vox
> 303.494.4880 fax
>
> Stephen N Weisser wrote:
>>
>> Congratulations and thank you to GRRN, David Wood, and Dell. Dells domestic
>> recycling program is easy to use.
>>
>>
>>
>> This question is about electronics recycling in general and NOT specifically
>> about Dells program.
>>
>> I've heard concern and I don't know how much of it is fact and how much of
>> it is just chatter...About E Waste being "dumped" overseas. The concern of
>> course is especially about the hazardous parts.
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>>
>>
>> Does anyone have information on this either as it relates to Dell or to E
>> waste/Computer recycling in general?
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Steve
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>>
>>
>> Stephen N. Weisser, Sales Manager
>>
>> GreenLine Paper Company, Inc.
>>
>> 631 S. Pine Street
>>
>> York, PA 17403
>>
>> 717-845-8697
>> 1-800-641-1117
>>
>> stevew@no.address
>>
>> www.greenlinepaper.com <http://www.greenlinepaper.com/>
>>
>> Close the loop: recycling works when we buy recycled.
>>
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>> From: GreenYes@no.address [mailto:GreenYes@no.address] On
>> Behalf Of Eric Lombardi
>> Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 11:30 AM
>> To: GreenYes@no.address
>> Subject: [GreenYes] DELL free recycling program goes global
>>
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>>
>> Greetings all,
>>
>>
>>
>> First, I hope you all know how critical GRRN and David Wood, ex-GRRN E.D.,
>> was in getting Mr. Dell himself to the table on this issue.
>>
>>
>>
>> I have a question regarding how well the DELL program is working
>> on-the-street and around the world? Does anyone know?
>>
>>
>>
>> Eric
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>> "Dell completes rollout of worldwide electronics take-back program"
>>
>> From: WasteNews [mailto:news@no.address]
>> <mailto:%5bmailto:news@no.address%5d>
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>> Dec. 12 -- Dell Inc. has completed the rollout of its free worldwide
>> consumer electronics take-back and recycling program, the company said Dec.
>> 12.
>>
>> Most recently, the Round Rock, Texas-based electronics manufacturer expanded
>> its free program to Brazil, China, India, South Korea, Mexico and Taiwan to
>> meet its timetable, which it set in June. Dell has also added or enhanced
>> recycling services in Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and
>> Thailand.
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>> "With today´s announcement, our efforts to make recycling free and easy are
>> global," said Eric Gates, worldwide manager of asset recovery services for
>> Dell.
>>
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>> Dell´s program allows consumers to return any Dell-branded product at no
>> cost whether or not they buy a new Dell product to replace it. The company
>> is the only computer manufacturer to offer such program.
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