|Nine Percent is a nine-member Chinese boy group formed by the survival show Idol Producer by iQiyi in 2018.|
Nine percent is also the result of BAN's E-Stewards new report on a rigged process to show illegal ewaste export is still a thing to pay them money about.
Rigged as in 14% of all the devices BAN tracked were sent to one company (which BAN has engaged in a lawsuit against). And BAN didn't track things they knew would not likely be exported.
Basel Action Network, the owner of the "E-Stewards" authority program, is still using GPS trackers to try to ramp up business. In a new report distributed by email, BAN has given a subject headline that "Canada still Exporting e-Waste to Developing Countries"... Using a clever but well trod journalism trick, "still" is meant to imply something significant is contained in the report.
Let's boil the information down from page 1.
1) Zero CRT televisions tracked, despite being 60% of Canada's e-waste stream. That's a major sampling bias if your claim is about "Canadian e-Waste".
2) The devices "chosen" for export tracking - LCD monitors, CRT desktop monitors, and printers - were identified in BAN's 2016 report as the most likely items purchased by export markets.
3) BAN "Poisons the Apples" again, claiming to have secretly "rendered the devices economically unrepairable". Like the 2016 report, the sabotage is not visible, it's hidden (and not competently done - in 2016 several devices were found repaired and in use anyway). Why do that, other than defeat screening and quality control procedures by the accused Canadian exporter?
4) BAN again conflates the Basel Convention - which explicitly allows reuse and repair and even recycling exports to developing countries - with their proposed AMENDMENT, which they admit has not been passed or ratified by either the Convention or Canada. So their claims of "illegal" activity by Canadians are clearly false and defamatory.
Despite all this spin, the result of the GPS study is 9 %
And if CRT TVs had been tracked, it would have been less than 3 percent!!! This report shows an NGO flailing its fingers on the keyboard!!!