Cascade was one of the first companies to receive the title Certified e-Stewards Recycler. The rigorous audit meticulously examines every facet of our activities, from operations to personnel, guaranteeing adherence to the strict standard. The primary objectives of the e-Stewards standard are to prevent the overseas export of hazardous e-waste, prioritize the health and safety of workers, and safeguard customer data.
WHAT IS THE E-STEWARDS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM?
e-Stewards Certification has emerged as the leading global program designed to enable individuals and organizations who dispose of their old electronic equipment to easily identify recyclers that adhere to the highest standard of environmental responsibility and worker protection. This program was developed under the leadership of the Basel Action Network (BAN), the non-profit organization that first exposed the horrors of the dumping of electronic waste in developing countries. A 2023 story presented by CBS Morning News is a recent example of e-waste’s tragic costs. Watching heart-breaking footage of people in Ghana, including children, sifting through e-waste is a reminder of why all of us need to do the right thing concerning using, disposing, and recycling electronics.
Recyclers who are certified by this program must adhere to the e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment® written by the environmental community with leaders in the industry to protect human health and the global environment. While there are other guidelines written for the recycling industry, the e-Stewards requires more stringent standards.