Nov 20 - New Resolution Calls on Congress to Lead by Example in Handling Its E-Waste

Representative Mike Thompson yesterday introduced a resolution that calls on Congress to craft a plan to deal with its own e-waste, only using recyclers certified to the new e-Stewards Standard - the highest in the industry.

The resolution (H.Res. 938) calls for Congress to establish and implement "a coordinated program for the reuse, recycling, and appropriate disposal of obsolete computers and other electronic equipment used by offices of the legislative branch using only those companies independently certified as meeting the e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment, which forbids the export of e-waste to developing countries and use of prison labor."

Read the Press Release.

Link to the resolution.