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E-Waste Focus - Prison Labor and Export

Basel Action Network

ETBC, September 17, 2008 By ETBC

GAO Releases New Report on Toxic E-Waste Export

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report on electronic waste today during a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment. Texas Campaign for the Environment, the Electronics TakeBack Coalition, a national coalition of environmental and consumer groups promoting responsible recycling and green design in the electronics industry, applauded the report, hailing it as the U.S. government’s first comprehensive look at the magnitude of the problem of exporting toxic e-waste to developing nations.

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E-Waste Focus - Producer TakeBack Recycling

TCE, September 1, 2008 By TCE

Computer-makers Now Required to Provide Free & Convenient Recycling

Dell, Goodwill, local government leaders and a statewide environmental group gathered to alert consumers to the range of recycling options now that computer-makers are responsible for the end of life of their brand’s computers, monitors, keyboards and mice.

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Landfills and Recycling Focus

TCE, November 15, 2011 By TCE

MEDIA RELEASE: Thousands of Good, Green Jobs Could be Created in Houston

Houston (November 15, 2011) - Today, America Recycles Day, a national report is being released that shows that if the US commits to reaching a 75% recycling rate by 2030, 1.5 million jobs can be created (More Jobs, Less Pollution, The report, More Jobs, Less Pollution, was written by the Tellus Institute, a nonprofit research and policy organization based out of Boston, MA. In Texas, more than 45,000 jobs can be created through the expanded collection and recycling of municipal solid waste. This is more than twice as many jobs as advocates for controversial Keystone XL pipeline claimed would be created in the entire country. Remanufacturing of recycled materials can create thousands of additional jobs

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TCE, November 15, 2011 By TCE

MEDIA RELEASE: New Report Shows that Increasing Recycling Will Create 1.5 Million Jobs

Austin, TX- (November 15, 2011) Recycling 75 percent of the nation’s waste will create nearly 1.5 million jobs by 2030 while significantly reducing pollution, saving water and energy, and building economically strong and healthy communities, according to a new study released today by leading labor and environmental groups. The national report, More Jobs, Less Pollution, was released as part of a series of nationwide events celebrating National Recycling Day with events also taking place in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland, Austin, Houston, and Washington, D.C.

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Landfills Focus: Zero Waste

TCE, January 15, 2009 By TCE

City of Austin Becomes First Texas City to Approve a Zero Waste Plan

Central Texans from a variety of communities and walks of life gathered to announce the formation of the Central Texas Zero Waste Alliance at Austin City Hall and to demonstrate their commitment to organizing the region to realize the goal of Zero Waste or Darn Close by 2040.

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TCE, April 21, 2008 By TCE

Challenge Central Texans to Join Race to Zero Waste or Darn Close

Remarks of Robin Schneider, Executive Director, Texas Campaign for the Environment It’s time to take recycling to a whole new level. It’s time for companies to design products and packaging for recycling. It’s time for local governments to put the emphasis on setting goals for Zero Waste. It’s time to stop trashing our natural resources and instead create jobs and healthier communities by reusing and recycling on a much higher rate.

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TCE Fund E-Waste Focus

TCE Fund, February 12, 2013 By TCE Fund

New Television TakeBack Programs Result in Huge E-waste Recycling Boost

As electronic waste recycling figures nearly double, advocates point to proposals that would create jobs and keep even more toxic materials out of the environment

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TCE, May 30, 2012 By TCE

More than 100 Faith Leaders in All 50 States Call on Walmart to Change E-Waste Policies

As Walmart holds its annual shareholders’ meeting, environmental activists and local clergy are publishing an Open Letter signed by more than 100 faith leaders from all 50 states calling on the retail giant to match their competitors’ programs in electronic waste recycling, back a national policy against the export dumping of electronic waste on developing nations overseas and to work with their suppliers to design greener electronic products.

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TCE Fund, March 27, 2012 By TCE Fund

New Reports Show Texas is a Lightweight When it Comes to Recycling Electronics

Recycling advocates released two new reports which they say both demonstrate how little progress Texas has made in its effort to ramp up recycling programs for toxic electronic waste. They also expressed disappointment in the final rules adopted by the state environmental agency (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, or TCEQ) for the new Texas TV TakeBack Law, and they say electronics manufacturers and retailers, as well as state lawmakers, must do more to keep toxic materials out of Texas landfills.

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TCE Fund, February 24, 2011 By TCE Fund

Free E-Cycling… but Even Fewer People Know

A follow-up survey to the November 2009 release of “Free e-recycling…but nobody knows,” this new TCE Fund study demonstrates that local governments remain uninformed with regard to e-waste recycling and the Texas Computer TakeBack Law.
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TCE Fund, February 24, 2011 By TCE Fund

Free e-recycling… but even fewer people know

A follow-up survey to the November 2009 release of “Free e-recycling…but nobody knows,” this study demonstrates that local governments remain uninformed with regard to e-waste recycling and the Texas Computer TakeBack Law.

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TCE Fund, February 23, 2011 By TCE Fund

Making TakeBack Work Better in Texas: Second year results of the Computer TakeBack Law and how Texas can do better

The good news is that the e-waste collection amounts reported by the computer manufacturers in 2010 were 60% higher than in 2009. However, four of the 78 companies selling computers in Texas collected 92% of the total showing that the law has not created a level playing field.

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TCE Fund, May 11, 2010 By TCE Fund

Making TakeBack Work: First year results of the Computer TakeBack Law and how Texas can do better

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TCE/PRW, November 17, 2009 By TCE/PRW

Most Local Governments Leave Texans in the Dark on Producer Recycling Options

A new report shows an overwhelming majority of cities in Texas fail to provide their residents with information about free manufacturer recycling programs for old computers, televisions and other byproducts of the digital age.

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