We made the cover Editorial of Recycling Today magazine last week. Brian Taylor, the editor, gave BAN.org a chance to make their aggressive case against exports, but winds up agreeing with WR3A.org. You don't improve coffee farming by boycotting coffee.
BAN has every right to be suspicious of the Fair Trade angle, which Jim Puckett has expressed fears will become a "loophole" for export of junk. WR3A sees BAN's reservations as a "loophole" for manufacturers to execute planned obsolescence, taking away livelihoods as well as environmental benefits.
Both of us agree that the glass is either half full or half empty. We just don't agree how to fill the glass up the rest of the way.
I worked all weekend rehabilitating our eight-year-old website. Take it for a cruise at www.retroworks.net