My little brother, Jim Puckett, who started Basel Action Network, has just sent me this press release of a great step forward for recycling electronic waste responsibly. Most of you know about his story on "60 minutes" and other global network... of following so called "recycled" products to hell- hole waste dumps in China and Africa.
He has been working steadily on environmental problems for over 30 years!
Well it looks like BAN now has another big international company who will pay to recycle at home responsibly, where the product is made: LG Electronics. We salute you .
How many of us have a few "back-up" cell phones mouldering in the drawer? In my case there are three that well meaning friends have given me because I refused to update, but can't hear my old model when it rings .
Unfortunately, as you may have found, there is no percentage in a phone company helping you to transfer your sim card and so you get discouraged ( at least in France) about the whole recycling idea and there the old model sits in your home or garage.
There are now responsible recyclers in the USA, Mexico, the UK and Canada. How about France? What can we do to pave the way for FRance and the rest of Europe?
If you have any ideas for Jim send them along. He runs BAN with a small dedicated team but he will respond (or he will hear from yours truly). firstname.lastname@example.org
And Bravo to Ban, Jim and his team.