Washington - The board of the nation's largest trade association for recyclers has laid out a roadmap addressing the growing problem of the improper export of end-of-life electronic scrap.
"The ISRI Board voted today to adopt an aggressive, forward-looking policy that puts forth a safe, responsible and legal framework for electronics recycling both at home and abroad," said ISRI President Robin Wiener. "Among other provisions, the policy bans the export of electronic equipment and components for land-filling or incineration for disposal and requires that facilities outside the U.S. that recycle or refurbish electronics have a documented, verifiable environmental, health and worker safety system in place."
The ISRI Board's decision reinforces environmental, health and worker safety standards that closely track the EPA's Responsible Recycling program. More information on the programm can be accessed at isri.org and epa.gov. Quelle: Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI)
Artikel vom: 26.03.2010 10:05