Border 2020

Webinar: e-Stewards Certification Program

Webinar: e-Stewards Electronic Waste Certification Program 

The Border 2020 Program, Goal 3 “Sustainable Materials, Waste Management, and Clean Sites” Policy Forum sponsored a webinar on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, where experts from e-Stewards shared information about the e-Stewards certification program such as requirements to get certified, benefits of certification, and considerations working in Mexico. For additional information about e-Stewards certification, please visit their website. Webinar recordings are now available.

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What is E-waste and what are the concerns with it?

E-waste refers to electronics such as computers monitors, keyboards, cell phones, as well as, televisions, refrigerators, and other electricals that are discarded, donated, or otherwise no longer wanted or reusable. Electronic and electrical equipment consists of glass, plastics, and common and precious metals. If these materials are not properly managed, they can be released to the environment, where they can pose potential adverse risks to public health and the environment.
 
This webinar is useful for:
• Businesses or anyone unfamiliar with e-Waste standards and steps to certify them
• Anyone who needs to secure the services of a responsible recycler or refurbisher and wants to know who is certified and what that means
 
For additional information please contact: 
Renee Bellew, EPA Region 6
bellew.renee@epa.gov
 
Emily Pimentel, EPA Region 9
pimentel.emily@epa.gov
 
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