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The battle continues for electronic recyclers and lawmakers wanting to do the right thing – responsibly recycle e-waste.

Sims Recycling Solutions, a provider of global IT asset disposition (ITAD) services, is partnering with Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) as an R2 leader.

Southern California based TechWaste Recycling, LLC, an electronics recycler, has recently received Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2), ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Southern California facility.

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Over the last decade or so there has been remarkable progress in recycling electronic devices, but e-waste recyclers are facing enormous challenges these days.

According to court records from the Federal District Court in San Diego, Robert Erie, chief executive officer of E-World Recyclers, LLC of Vista, California was criminally indicted in December of 2014 by a Grand Jury for conspiracy, trafficking in counterfeit goods, falsifying records and lying to the government.

A new national survey commissioned by Call2Recycle, Inc. reports that approximately one-third (34 percent) of U.S. respondents suffer from “green guilt,” or the feeling that they could and should be doing more to help preserve the environment.