Houston-based Waste Management has announced that its recycling division, Waste Management (WM) Recycle America, is committing to the Basel Action Network’s (BAN) e-Standards pledge for handling e-waste.
“Consumer and institutional electronics waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams,” said Patrick DeRueda, president of WM Recycle America, in a press release. “We know consumers want to ensure their electronic products are disposed of safely, and by committing to meet the e-Stewards pledge, Waste Management Recycle America will demonstrate its ongoing commitment to environmentally responsible practices.”
The pledge calls for WM Recycle America to prevent the disposal of e-waste in incinerators and landfills, as well as the exporting of e-waste to developing countries. It also calls for the company to provide visible tracking of e-waste through the recycling chain.