The June 26th issue of Green Electronics Daily quoted AITP President Mark Kleine on page five regarding AITP's standards for responsible handling of eWaste:
The Association of Information Technology Professionals Wednesday issued standards for responsible handling of e-waste that can be adopted by IT organizations. More than 1 billion units of computer equipment will become obsolete by 2010 said AITP President Mark Kleine: "Dealing with electronic waste is now an environmental crisis." Inappropriate handling of e-waste also could lead to loss of confidential and proprietary information, he said. The standards include: (1) Setting environmental goals about managing end-of-life electronics. (2) Complying with all applicable environmental, health and safety legal requirements. (3) Employing an IT asset retirement company.
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Click here to read AITP's position on eWaste Standards. AITP's Legislative Affairs Committee developed these Standards in consultation with LifeSpan Technology Recycling, a leading provider of secure and environmentally compliant electronic recycling and data destruction services.
----------  "E-Waste." Green Electronics Daily 1:27(5) June 26, 2008.