First, answer a basic question:
Was the e-scrap bad, or was the foreign recycler incapable?
- If the former, the buyer needs more choices of supplier.
- If the latter, the seller needs more choices of buyer.
WR3A.org tracks shipments, reconciles outcomes, and tries to improve either:
(1) load quality, or (2) processes.
Here's another idea:
If there are no forms of e-scrap which are "touchable", and no foreign recyclers capable of proper recycling, then you should mandate E-Stewards.
If you find evidence that decent folks overseas are capable of doing a good job, given proper incentives and certification, then you should consider R2.
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