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E-waste Recycling September 20, 2019 11:30:02 AM

e-Stewards Announces Launch of New e-Recycling Certification Standard

Paul Ploumis
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The draft of the new version of the certification standard will undergo two comment periods.

e-Stewards Announces Launch of New e-Recycling Certification Standard

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Seattle, Washington-based e-Stewards has announced the launch of new, revised version of the e-recycling certification standard. The new version 4.0 is the result of eight months of hard work by a subcommittee of the Technical Committee under the Basel Action Network (BAN).

The draft of the new version of the certification standard will undergo two comment periods. A 30-day comment period for certified processors will commence on Oct 21, 2019. This will be followed by a three-week open comment period for general public in January next year to provide their comments. BAN plans to release the final version of the standard by February 2020.

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The draft incorporates a requirement for separate certification to ISO14001:2015 standard and a separate data security certification. Further, it incorporates new Basel Convention trade rules. The draft recommends assessment of e-recyclers’ performance via random unannounced inspections and GPS tracking systems. The requirements of the new version are more user-friendly. Moreover, it will be publicly available, free of cost.

Salomé Stähli, e-Stewards Program Manager stated that e-Stewards is proud to offer a business-friendly standard for the electronics recycling industry. It offers highest levels of data security, international legal conformity and unparalleled performance verification, Stähli added.

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