Nations deny e-cycling policy change

May 08, 2013 | 05:10 PM | Sean Davidson

Tags  scrap, e-cycling, electronic recycling, Basel Action Network, BAN, Jim Puckett, Sean Davidson

NEW YORK — Developing nations have successfully fought off certain Basel Convention policy changes aimed at regulating shipments of electronic recycling products to their countries.

Several countries rejected a move by electronic equipment makers represented by the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) and developed regions, such as the European Union and North America, "to create loopholes that would allow repairable electronic waste to be exempt from the international Basel Convention hazardous waste trade control procedures," Seattle-based environmental advocacy group Basel Action Network (BAN) said May 8.....

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