ECOvanta Achieves e-Stewards Certification for Electronics Recycling
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/18/13 -- Basel Action
Network (BAN), an environmental organization and the creator of the
e-Stewards(R) certification, announced today that ECOvanta, the
electronic waste (e-waste) recycling subsidiary of Covanta Energy
Corporation located in Philadelphia, has achieved e-Stewards(R)
certification. e-Stewards is the leading global certification
designed to enable individuals and organizations to easily identify
e-waste recyclers, asset recovery companies, processors and others
that adhere to the highest standard of environmental responsibility
and worker protection.
e-Stewards recyclers process all hazardous e-waste in developed
countries, do not use municipal solid waste facilities, and do not
use prison labor operations for hazardous materials. Further, they
ensure that data found in customer hardware is fully protected from
release. The e-Stewards Certification is supported by over 70
environmental organizations, and more than 50 large business
enterprises and cities including Bank of America, Boeing, Bloomberg,
Nestle, San Francisco, Samsung and LG.
"We welcome ECOvanta into the growing ranks of truly responsible
e-cyclers," said Jim Puckett, executive director of BAN. "Only
certified e-Stewards recyclers ensure customers that their hazardous
electronic waste is not exported to developing countries and will be
recycled in accordance with the most secure practices in the world."
ECOvanta is a state-of-the-art recycling facility serving the e-waste
recycling needs of communities, businesses and government
organizations throughout the Mid-Atlantic, New York/New Jersey and
New England regions. The facility recycles e-waste such as computers,
monitors, mobile phones, printers and televisions. It safely manages
end-of-life electronics using a combination of manual disassembly and
an automated shredding system to separate materials into commodities
for recycling. ECOvanta also offers secure destruction services for
customers who require assured and certified destruction of their
"ECOvanta is proud to be named an e-Stewards certified electronic
recycler," said Gordon Burgoyne, ECOvanta's director of e-waste
business development. "These rigorous third-party audits ensure that
e-waste is being handled responsibly. We are dedicated to going above
and beyond to ensure that we are operating in the most sustainable
and secure way possible."
ECOvanta is an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling business owned by
Covanta Energy Corporation, a world leader in sustainable waste
management and renewable energy. Located in Philadelphia, PA,
ECOvanta provides a one-source solution for responsible and
sustainable e-waste recycling and secure destruction services.
ECOvanta has been awarded e-Stewards, Responsible Recycling (R2) and
ISO 14001:2004 certifications after completing a third-party auditing
process. For more information, visit www.ecovanta.com.
About Basel Action Network
Founded in 1997, the Basel Action Network is a 501(c)3 charitable
organization of the United States, based in Seattle, WA. BAN is the
world's only organization focused on confronting the global
environmental justice and economic inefficiency of toxic trade and
its devastating impacts. Today BAN serves as the information
clearinghouse on the subject of waste trade for journalists,
academics, and the general public. Through its investigations, BAN
uncovered the tragedy of hazardous electronic waste dumping in
developing countries. For more information see: www.BAN.org.
About e-Stewards(R) Certification
The e-Stewards Certification program, created by the Basel Action
Network (BAN), formally recognizes electronic 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 Take Back
Coalition and 68 other environmental organizations. It has also drawn
the public support of major corporate "e-Stewards Enterprises"
including Alcoa, Samsung, Bank of America, Capital One Financial
Corp. and Wells Fargo. For more information see: www.e-stewards.org.
For more information Contact:
Basel Action Network
e-Stewards Business Manager
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