Wisconsin Senate Approves E-Waste Recycling Bill

The text of this bill (SB-107) is available online.

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Indiana E-Waste Law

Indiana recently became the latest state to pass e-waste legislation. See the Diigo bookmarks below for a relevant press release, as well as the text of the law.

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Owner of EarthEcycle Speaks Out on Allegations Against Company

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Expansion of Dell, Goodwill Reconnect Partnership

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Dell and Goodwill Industries International are expanding a free drop-off program for consumers to recycle any brand of unwanted computer equipment. The program is expanding to 451 new donation sites in seven additional states: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and West Virginia. The program in Wisconsin is also expanding to the southeastern and South Central parts of the state. The Reconnect program is now available in 18 states, plus the District of Columbia.

Read the full story in the 6/8/09 edition of Waste & Recycling News.

For more information on Reconnect, visit the program web site.

BAN, ANAB Join Forces for Electronics Recycling Certification

The Basel Action Network (BAN) has joined forces with the ANSI-ASQ┬áNational Accreditation Board (ANAB) to launch the ANAB accreditation for the certifying bodies that will audit and certify BAN’s e-Stewards Certification program. Read the full BAN press release here.

The e-Stewards program is a third-party audited certification BANANABlogosprogram for electronics recyclers meeting the “highest standards of environmental and social responsibility.” According to the program web site, these standards include “no toxic e-waste dumped in landfills or incinerators, exported to developing countries, or sent to prison labor operations and no release of private data.”