F.A.Q. > HaRM > What is an e-steward and why is it important to recycle (electronics) with one?

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E-Stewards are electronics recyclers, refurbishers, and processors in developed countries that adhere to the highest standards of environmental responsibility and worker protection. E-Steward companies (and their operations and facilities, etc.) pledge to (among other things):

  • Not engage in disposing of hazardous materials in landfills or incinerators
  • Not export potentially hazardous materials to developing countries.
  • Not use prison labor
  • Minimize worker exposure to hazards

For more information about E-Stewardship, click here.

For information about the dangers of recycling electronics with a non-certified E-Steward facilities, please click here.

Last updated on March 28, 2011 by Eddie Lott