eForce Becomes Philadelphia's first Certified e-Stewards Recycler
eForce Compliance announced today that its Philadelphia electronics recycling operation has been certified to the e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling & Reuse of Electronic Equipment®.
- Philadelphia, PA-NJ (1888PressRelease) February 01, 2012 - The e-Stewards Standard was developed by the Basel Action Network (BAN) in an effort to confront the growing e-waste crisis by prohibiting export of hazardous e-waste to developing countries and requiring best practices in environmental, health, safety and data security. eForce Compliance is the first electronics recycler in Philadelphia to achieve the certification.
Prior to e-Stewards certification, generators of obsolete electronic waste; consumers and businesses alike, had to either trust what their recycler was telling them about how materials were managed or attempt to self-audit. This proved to be extremely difficult. In order to achieve e-Stewards certification, recyclers are subject to multi-day audits by independent certifying bodies that are accredited to audit to the standard. All e-Stewards auditors must complete an extensive training program to ensure the quality of their audits.
"The e-Stewards initiative defines and promotes responsible electronics recycling and reuse worldwide by creating principled and practical standards that will among other things, prevent toxic materials from being deposited in solid waste landfills, sent to prison labor operations or exported to developing countries" said Jim Puckett, BAN Executive Director. "We are pleased that, as a Certified e-Stewards Recycler, eForce is now providing that assurance to businesses and other consumers of electronic products in the Philadelphia area"
For more information contact:
Basel Action Network
Lauren S. Roman
e-Stewards Business Director
Lroman ( @ ) ban dot org
Charles.nygard ( @ ) eforcecompliance dot com
3114 Grays Ferry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146
About e-Stewards® Certification
The e-Stewards Certification program, created by the Basel Action Network (BAN), formally recognizes electronics recyclers that adhere to environmentally and socially responsible practices when recovering hazardous electronic materials. It is the first such program backed by environmental organizations and major corporations alike. The accredited third-party audited certification program is supported by the USEPA and is endorsed by Greenpeace USA, the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Electronics TakeBack Coalition and 68 other environmental organizations. It has also drawn the public support of major corporate "e-Stewards Enterprises" including Alcoa, LG Electronics, Bank of America, Capital One Financial Corp. and Wells Fargo.
About eForce Compliance
eForce Compliance is a leading and innovative recycling firm serving businesses in the metro-Philadelphia area. They help clients increase recycling rates, reduce disposal expenditures and provide the convenience of servicing over 100 recyclables with one call. Their expertise in local recycling markets and superior logistical support reduces carbon footprint while providing maximum environmental and financial returns.
To contact eForce Compliance, please call 866.468.6935 or visit http://www.eforcecompliance.com