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Arman Sadeghi

The author of The Business Bible and the founder of All Green Electronics Recycling. Arman earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California at Berkeley and attended Harvard Medical School. He is a keynote speaker and a passionate advocate for data security and responsible recycling.

Ewaste Legislation in Costa Rica

Costa Rica recently became the first Latin American country to pass e-scrap recycling legislation with the enactment of Regulation No. 35933-S (link in Spanish). The country’s Ministry of Health is now responsible for setting rules for the management of end-of-life electronics, covering a long list of electronic goods including desktop and laptop computers, monitors (CRT and flat screen),…

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Connecticut E-Waste Legislation

Connecticut has become the 24th state which has implemented electronics collection and recycling legislation (Chapter 446n of the Connecticut General Statutes, “Covered Electronic Devices”). Similarly to other national laws, Connecticut has passed an extended producer responsibility (EPR) law which places the cost of transportation and recycling of electronics on the manufacturers. More information and the full text of…

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Earth Day 2010

All Green Electronics Recycling is proud to announce 11 different e-waste collection events in honor of this years Earth Day! E-Waste is a continuing global issue. Landfills around the world are being filled with hazardous materials, and developing nations do not have the infrastructure and caution to protect their environment. By recycling electronics with certified recyclers, you can…

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Orange County Register Covers All Green Event

Event by All Green Electronics Recycling Featured on the OC Register Published: Dec. 16, 2009 Updated: Dec. 17, 2009 10:08 a.m. Want a free lift ticket? Recycle an old TV or computer. BY CINDY CARCAMO THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER HUNTINGTON BEACH Recycle an old television and get a free lift ticket to Mt Baldy. Through the month of…

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Feature on All Green Electronics Recycling

Special Feature on All Green Electronics Recycling by OC Metro Special Feature on Arman Sadeghi Founder and CEO of All Green Electronics Recycling February 01, 2010 It’s not easy being green in the middle of a crippling recession, but Orange County resident Arman Sadeghi, founder and CEO of All Green Electronics Recycling, has not only created and propagated…

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The Wide World of e-Waste

Dell and HP are under fire again from environmental watchdog Greenpeace, who accused the two IT manufacturers of not doing enough to support computer recycling in India. Greenpeace alleges that electronics recycling information is not available on Dell’s India Web site, even though customer service call centers routinely tell inquirers to search the site for information on recycling.…

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Nokia still tops Greenpeace rankings

Greenpeace released this week its 12th Guide to Greener Electronics, finding Nokia the greenest electronics manufacturer for the fourth straight guide, scoring top marks for “leading competitors on toxic phase out.” Samsung claimed second for the fourth time in a row, as well, in part for committing to reduce its absolute emissions of greenhouse gasses, even as the…

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Applications open for funding through Electronic Waste Grants Program

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is now accepting applications for grant funding through the state’s Electronic Waste Grants Program. A total of $85,000 is available, and the application period ends September 1st. More information is available on the ADEQ Web site … Ten mobile phone manufacturers have signed on to a European Commission initiative for a universal cell…

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Assembly bill establishes statewide recycling program

According to the New York State Assembly Web site, a producer-responsibility measure presented on June 22nd took all of one day to be introduced, and approved, by the New York Assembly. Passed by a 130-to-10 vote, Assembly Bill 9049 establishes a statewide electronic equipment re-use and recycling program, targeting the recovery of computers, computer peripherals, televisions, and small…

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The E-Waste Patchwork

For the last several years, policymakers at the state level have been engaged in fierce debates over the best approach to handling the challenge of recycling used electronics (e-waste). In many cases, these debates have led to the passage of legislation that provides some level of funding for a mandatory recycling program. In fact, 18 states as well…

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E-Waste Legislation Update

From coast to coast, even off the mainland, electronics recycling legislation has received positive attention from many state legislatures over the last week or so. The Colorado General Assembly’s passing of House Bill 1282 requires the state to create a task force to study the costs the benefits of implementing both a statewide e-scrap recycling program and a…

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Computer re-use advocates applaud new Washington law

Washington Governor Chris Gregoire’s enactment of House Bill 1522 amends the Evergreen State’s present e-scrap program to allow collectors registered with the state to make minor repairs to collected non-working computers. The law previously only allowed “fully-functional” computers for re-use. Any repair work done by collectors using pieces of non-working computers must be done part-for-part and be conducted…

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Dell bans exports of company e-scrap

Computer giant Dell announced a formal ban this week on the export of non-working electronics generated by the company’s operations and its various take-back programs. The company says that the move makes its export policy stricter than Basel Convention requirements, as Dell is banning all non-working machines from export, while Basel disallows export based on material or chemical…

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Global e-waste crisis is worsening, but the tide will turn in 2015

The consumer electronics revolution of recent years, for all its benefits, has also yielded an environmental blight in the form of e-waste – obsolete electronics equipment whose toxic materials and sheer volume are placing a strain upon solid waste management systems worldwide.  According to a new report from Pike Research, the e-waste crisis will worsen over the next…

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Electronics recycling legislation update

California Assembly Bill 147 requires electronics manufacturers to provide information to the state about hazardous materials in their products. The bill passed out of Assembly by 42-to-32 vote, and is now in the state Senate. AB 903, which recently passed out of the Assembly by a 77-to-two vote, amends requirements for state agencies reporting annually to the California…

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EPEAT turns new tool on TVs

A consortium of television manufacturers, retailers, environmental groups and government agencies are working together to create a standard measuring the environmental impact of televisions. The standard, which is tentatively called EPEAT-for-TV, is being led by the Green Electronics Council, through the IEEE Standards Association, and would reportedly be similar to the EPEAT metric currently in use for personal…

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Much-Delayed DTV Transition Hits Friday

The much-ballyhooed, oft-delayed transition from analog to digital transmission of television signals is finally happening this Friday, June 12th, though the move may still leave millions without broadcast television. The DTV transition was originally set for February 17th, but was delayed by Congressional vote to allow more time for individuals to receive the digital converter boxes needed to…

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Wisconsin e-Scrap Bill Passes Senate

Senate Bill 107 passed the out of the Wisconsin State Senate by a vote of 23-to-10, now moving on to the State Assembly for consideration. The bill sets up a sales-weight-based extended responsibility program for unwanted electronics devices for the Badger State, covering laptop and desktop computers, consumer video display devices of at least four inches diagonal measurement…

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Warning: Digital Conversion May Result in Tsunami of Toxic TV Exports to Developing Countries

Seattle, WA. June 12, 2009. The toxic waste watchdog organization, the Basel Action Network BAN), is warning consumers to be extremely careful about where they take their old TVs for recycling following the nationwide conversion from analog-to-digital broadcasting. They are urging consumers to only use qualified recyclers, the only list identifying electronic waste recyclers that will not export…

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