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BAN seeks changes in Basel Guidelines to enhance reuse of computers, laptops and cell phones
28 October 2014
The Basel Action Network and its e-Stewards recycler/refurbisher certification program is currently undertaking two initiatives to promote responsible electronics refurbishment. The efforts are designed to reflect the environmental and social preference for longevity, reuse, and refurbishment of electronic equipment rather than disposal or recycling.
“It is best for the environment to insist that manufacturers make products that are designed for a long-life and are repairable,” said BAN Executive Director Jim Puckett, “and then to create incentives for the proper collection, repair, and ultimately recycling of electronic waste in all countries. In most cases, reuse and not recycling should be the first priority for modern, repairable equipment.”
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