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 Electronic Waste Diversion Creates Jobs and Cuts Pollution 

Environmental and job benefits of laws diverting electronic waste from landfills.

  author: Andrew Dobbs

 GAO Exporting E-Waste Report 

Congressional watchdog research report that found many so-called recyclers violate the federal prohibitions on shipping old-style monitors and TVs to developing countries without consent of the importing country.

  author: U. S. Government Accountability Office

 Local Government Producer TakeBack Report 2009 

TCE Fund report that found very few local governments are informing their residents about the new Texas Computer TakeBack Recycling options.

  author: TCE/TCE Fund

 Making TakeBack Work in Texas 

TCE Fund report that gives company-by-company detail of the first-year results of the Texas Computer TakeBack Law and spells out ways to improve the Texas law.

  author: TCE Fund

Electronic Waste

 10 Reasons Why Electronics Producers should Provide Recycling 

Ten compelling reasons why producers of electronics should provide recycling of their products. From Washington Citizens for Resource Conservation.

         author: WCRC

 A Citizen's Guide to Producer Responsibility 

Illustrated guide that lays out the Extended Producer Reponsibility (or Producer TakeBack) solution to electronic waste.

         author: Washington Citizens for Resource Conservation

 About that old computer... The New York Times comes out in favor of "hold[ing] manufacturers responsible for the products they produce" in this editorial on the E-waste problem.          author: New York Times Editorial Board

 Benefits of Electronic Waste Landfill Diversion Requirements Electronic waste (e-waste) diversion requirements are a key part of successful electronics recycling policies, and increase e-waste collections by an average of 72%.          author: Andrew Dobbs

 Computer Dust Report 

Samples of dust taken from computer monitors nationwide show high levels of toxic flame retardants.

         author: Ann Blake PhD, et al

 Dallas E-Waste Recycling Event Flyer 

Dallas E-Waste Recycling Event Flyer, January 23-24 2009

         author: Recycling Staff

 Dell's Producer Responsibility Statement 

Dell's Statement in favor of free producer takeback for Dell products and producer takeback legislation.

         author: Dell

 E-Waste Rules Matter: Making Producer TakeBack Recycling Work 

Fact sheet on proposed e-waste recycling guidelines in Texas

         author: TCE

 Electronic waste recycling – Democratic Party 

Resolution for caucuses

         author: TCE

 Electronic waste recycling – Green Party 

Electronic waste recycling – Green Party

         author: TCE

 Electronic waste recycling – Republican Party 

Resolution for caucuses

         author: TCE

 European Union Electrical and Electronic Product Directives An overview of the Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and the Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS), both recently adopted by the EU as a means of controlling hazardous electronic waste.          author: Inform, Inc.

 GAO Exporting E-Waste Report 

Congressional watchdog research report that found many so-called recyclers violate the federal prohibitions on shipping old-style monitors and TVs to developing countries without consent of the importing country.

         author: U. S. Government Accountability Office

 Georgetown Producer TakeBack Resolution Resolution adopted unanimously by the Georgetown City Council on June 13, 2006 calling for producer takeback of electronic waste.          author: City of Georgetown

 Growing Threats - Toxic Flame Retardants & Children's Health 

Review of growing body of evidence on toxic flame retardants used in electronics and other products

         author: Environment California

 High levels of cadmium in low cost jewelry 

A report shows it is very likely that inappropriate recycling techniques of electronics and/or Nickel/Cadmium cells account for the cadmium found in toxic jewelry.

         author: Dr. Martin Streicher-Porte, Alexandra Buckenmayer, Dr. Susanne Pfenninger

 How to Recycle Your E-Waste 

Texas E-Waste Recycling Guide 2010

         author: Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund

 HP Product Stewardship Solution 

HP's public stand on producer responsibility policy for Computer Monitors and Televisions

         author: HP

 KPFT Houston News 12.15.08 

KPFT Houston Radio News: E-waste recycling, 12/15/08

         author: Tucker Wilson

 Letter from Congressmembers to EPA on E-waste export 

11-18-08 Letter from Congressmembers in the Energy and Commerce Committee to the EPA on E-waste export

         author: Reps. Digell, Green and Stupak

 Local Government Producer TakeBack Report 2011 

TCE Fund report that found very few local governments are informing their residents about the new Texas Computer TakeBack Recycling options.

         author: TCE Fund

 Making TakeBack Work Better in Texas 

Making TakeBack Work Better in Texas is a report showing the company-by-company recycling results of the Texas Computer TakeBack Law, for 2011.

         author: TCE Fund

 Making TakeBack Work in Texas 

TCE Fund report that gives company-by-company detail of the first-year results of the Texas Computer TakeBack Law and spells out ways to improve the Texas law.

         author: TCE Fund

 Making TakeBack Work in Texas B&W 

First year results of the Computer TakeBack Law and how Texas can do better (black & white version)

         author: TCE Fund

 Making TakeBack Work in Texas: Second Year Results 

TCE Fund report that gives company-by-company detail of the second-year results of the Texas Computer TakeBack Law and spells out ways to improve the Texas law.

         author: TCE Fund

 Open Letter to Walmart from Faith-Based Leaders 

Open Letter to Walmart from Faith-Based Leaders

         author: TCE

 Plano Resolution Local Resolution Passed by the City of Plano on Electronic Waste Recycling          author: Plano City Council

 Poison PC Toxic TV Chart of E-waste Tsunami Chart demonstrating increasing volume of e-waste.          author: CTBC

 Poison PCs & Toxic TVs - Costs and Environmental Risks of Ewaste to Texas Costs of responsibly handling Texas electronic waste and amounts of toxins released if not.          author: TCE

 Poison PCs Toxic TVs 1994 Update Analysis of the costs of recycling and disposal of e-waste through 2015          author: CTBC

 Poly-brominated Diphenyl Ethers in U.S. Mothers Milk 

Study of brominated flame retardants in U.S. women's breast milk, most of samples from Texas.

         author: Arnold Schecter et al.

 Principal Types of Brominated Flame Retardants Description of brominated flame retardants          author: Bromine Science and Environmental Forum

 Producer Takeback Resolution Background for Central Texas Producer Takeback Resolution Background for Central Texas          author: TCE

 Saying "So Long" to E-Waste The Christian Science Monitor throws its weight fully behind Extended Producer Responsibility and Computer Take-Back.          author: The Editors, Christian Science Monitor

 Scrapping the Hi-Tech Myth: Computer Waste in India 

India is a leading importer of electronic waste from developed countries that don't want to deal with it themselves. Read about the harm that this highly toxic pollution is causing.

         author: Ravi Agarwal, et al

 Survey of Local Government References to Manufacturer TakeBack Recycling 

Survey of Local Government References to Manufacturer TakeBack Recycling is a report showing that city and county governments are still struggling to educate the public about new e-waste recycling programs.

         author: TCE Fund

 TCE on KPFT: Zac Trahan, Community Spotlight  

TCE Program Director Zac Trahan produces this KPFT Community Spotlight, aired on August 19th 2010. Houston's Sustainability Director and a Solid Waste Department official join on the program.

         author: KPFT 90.1 Houston

 Ted Smith Testimony Before U.S. House Science & Technology Committee 4/30/08 

Ted Smith of the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition Provides Testimony Before U.S. House Science & Technology Committee, 4/30/08

         author: Ted Smith

 Texas Computer TakeBack FAQs 

Frequently Asked Questions: New Electronics TakeBack Recycling Law (HB 2714) in Texas

         author: PRW

 Texas Computer TakeBack Overview Overview of HB 2714 and implementation schedule          author: TCE

 The Matrix E-waste sculpture          author: TCE

 The WEEE and RoHS Directives: Highlights and Analysis 

An analysis of recent European Union directives minimizing the use of hazardous materials in electronic waste and regulating their disposal.

         author: Inform, Inc.

 Toolkit for Passing Electronic Waste Producer TakeBack Recycling Resolutions (Microsoft Word version) Toolkit for Passing Electronic Waste Producer TakeBack Recycling Resolutions version 5 (MS Word)          author: TCE/PRW

 Toolkit for Passing Electronic Waste Producer TakeBack Recycling Resolutions in Texas (PDF) Toolkit for Passing Electronic Waste Producer TakeBack Recycling Resolutions in Texas ver. 5 October 6, 2006 (PDF)          author: TCE/PRW

 Toxic Chemicals Abundant in Homes Study of Dust in Cape Cod homes finds toxic flame retardants.          author: Robin Lord

 Toxic Sweatshops: Prison E-Recycling 

October 2006 report on the problems of recycling electronic waste in federal prisons.

         author: ETBC/CEH/PARC

 Toxins in a Computer Diagram 

One page diagram of toxins used in computers and electronics

         author: Clean Computer Campaign

 Warning: Biohazard (Brominated Fire Retardants) Sheet of four stickers warning of the dangers of Brominated Fire Retardants on your computer monitor and in your body.          author:

 What if the U.S. banned e-scrap exports? Opinion piece on banning e-waste exports          author: Lauren Roman

 Wireless Waste: Basel Convention's Next Hazardous Waste Challenge This report details the threat posed by discarded mobile phones inundating the global waste stream, and the unjust transfer of the toxins contained therein to the countries least equipped to deal with the problem.          author: Basel Action Network