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.
For more information on Reconnect, visit the program web site.
The Basel Action Network (BAN) has joined forces with the ANSI-ASQ National 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 program 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.”
The Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) recently launched a resource compendium on its web site (called a “Sector Resource”) on electronic waste issues. This compendium will include links to relevant legislation, news, events, funding opportunities, and contacts. An RSS feed is available. Read more about this resource collection on the GLRPPR Blog.
GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx), a national network of pollution prevention information centers. The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) is the host agency for GLRPPR.