The U.S. Postal Service has expanded its electronics take-back program to 3,100 retail locations. USPS has partnered with Environmental Reclamation Services subsidiary MaxBack to provide consumers with quotes for the estimated trade-in value of their items and the shipping of used electronics to recycling facilities.
The R2 Technical Advisory Committee will hold its next public meeting October 9-10 in Chicago to discuss the upcoming R2:2013 revisions to the standard. Those interested in attending are encouraged to contact Jody Erikson of The Keystone Center.
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality has announced nearly $1.7 million in grants for waste reduction and recycling projects, including over $22,000 for continued e-scrap collection events.
Solvay has opened a pair of rare earth recycling lines in France. The project, which has been in development for over four years, will recover materials from light bulbs batteries, and magnets from automotive and WEEE scrap.