23 Feb '12, 8pm

San Francisco Commits to e-Stewards' Responsible Recycling Program

San Francisco Commits to e-Stewards' Responsible Recycling Program

The City and County of San Francisco is continuing its environmental leadership today, announcing that it is just the third municipality in the nation to earn an e-Stewards Enterprise certification for its commitments to responsible e-waste management. San Francisco joins two other counties -- Washington's King County and California's Santa Clara County -- along with the city of San Jose and numerous corporations that are using 100 percent e-Stewards certified recyclers for handling all end-of-life electronics. The e-Stewards certification, launched in April 2010 by the Basel Action Network , has three main commitments that it uses to address the problem of potentially toxic electronics. Certified e-Stewards companies are required to: eliminate exports of hazardous e-wastes to developing countries; halt the dumping of such wastes in municipal landfills or incinerators; and...

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