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    Electronics Programs that the Greenpeace Report Does Not Discuss…

    By Keith R | September 4, 2006

    Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility, Electronic/Electrical Equipment, Environmental Protection, Hazardous Substances, Waste & Recycling | No Comments »

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    The Greenpeace “Greener Electronics” scorecard, and perhaps my blog entry thereon, might leave the impression that nothing positive is being done on chemicals and e-scrap management in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Not so, and certainly not my intention.

    So to bring to light the other side of the story, I will be posting here from time to time about some of the industry programs in the region that I know of. If you know of other good examples not yet covered here, please send me all the information you can about them and I’ll do my best to give them exposure. Epson - Doing some Good in Argentina

    I’ll start here with a recently announced Epson program in Argentina to take back and recycle their end-of-life (EOL) products. [Interestingly enough, Epson was not included in Greenpeace’s report.] In a nutshell, Epson has announced that they will take back their EOL products when customers buy new ones, and then give the EOL units to a local recycler contractor, Silkers, for dismantling. Plastics and metals will be recycled within Argentina, while circuit boards are exported to Europe for recycling.

    If you want to read more about it (in Spanish), check out these articles and blogs:

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