Global Electric Electronic Processing has announced a partnership with Intercia to operate six e-scrap plants in Ecuador. The facilities will pursue ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and R2 certifications.
Lexmark International has joined the Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform, an industry-run nonprofit organization that handles the responsibilities of the electronics industry mandated by recently passed product stewardship legislation, reports Voice and Data. The maker of imaging devices, printers and printer accessories will now be compliant with Australia's new e-scrap recycling requirements that go into effect next month.
A legislative panel in the Israeli parliament (Knesset) has approved an e-scrap bill that has the blessing of both the Israel Union for Environmental Defense and the Middle Eastern country's Environmental Protection Ministry, reports The Jerusalem Post. The bill requires manufacturers and importers of electronics to recycle 50 percent of the total weight of the goods they sell annually by the year 2021.
Consumers will no longer be able to drop off used televisions at Goodwill stores and donations centers in southeastern Iowa and the Quad Cities beginning next month, reports www.kcrg.com. According to the television station, the Iowa City-based affiliate of Goodwill has accumulated $150,000 in TV disposal costs for the first five months of this year after its recycling partner dropped the service and consumers have shown little interest in buying used televisions.