PRC’s E-Steward Certification

PRC has further committed to the safe, ethical and responsible recycling of electronic waste through recognition by the Basel Action Network (BAN) as an e­Stewards® Enterprise. The designation recognizes cities, companies and nonprofits that take concrete measures to eliminate the export of hazardous electronic waste (e­waste) to developing countries by using Certified e­Stewards Recyclers to manage their electronic waste.

The e­Stewards standard protects against e­waste dumping in landfills, processing by prisoners, and the export of hazardous e­waste to developing countries. It also ensures worker protection and strict rules for the security of private data stored in electronics.

Throughout the past 15 years, PRC “hard-to-recycle” collection events have enabled 23,000+ residents to recycle nearly 2,000,000 pounds of electronics, 8,800 tires, 2,400 Freon-containing appliances along with cell phones, polystyrene, compact fluorescent bulbs, alkaline batteries and other materials not accepted for curbside refuse collection. For the past decade, PRC has worked with a certified e-Steward – eLoop llc, an Export, Pa.-based e-waste recycler – to ensure all materials recycled are managed in the most environmentally and socially responsible manner available.

The e­Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment remains North America’s most rigorous standard for electronics recycling. The e-Stewards Enterprise model initially only recognized corporations and local governments who took concrete measures to properly handle electronic waste. However, in 2018 PRC became one of the first nonprofits to recieve e-Stewards certification under the recently expanded program.

About e­Stewards® Certification The  e­Stewards®  Initiative  is  a  market­based  solution  to  help  individuals  and organizations  identify  and  promote  those  electronics  recyclers  that  ensure  that  used electronics  are  managed  with  the  highest  standards  of  environmental  and social responsibility. eStewards Certified Recyclers are audited and certified to ensure highest levels of responsibility. eStewards Enterprises are major corporations, municipalities, or institutions that agree to make best efforst to ame use of eStewards Certified Recyclers. For more informatoin about the eStewards Initiative visit: