There's a new organization in the U.S. focused on rare earth metal use, recovery and recycling. The Rare Earth Technology Alliance held its inaugural meeting on Oct. 17 to develop an education and outreach strategy, as well as decide on the new group's focus. A list of founding members can be found here.
All Green Recycling, an e-scrap recycling company, has announced a partnership with logistics company RedOrange LLC that will focus on managing the disposition of unwanted electronics of government agencies, large companies and developing countries. The new partnership will operate under the name All Green Global LLC.
Connecticut has put out a call for applications for interested recycling firms to become approved Covered Electronic Recyclers for the state's e-scrap. More information can be directed to Mark Latham at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. The deadline for applications is Nov. 25.
Environmental watchdog Earthworks has launched a new cell phone recycling program. The online take-back initiative will allow consumers to mail in their old device, which will be recycled by e-scrap processor MPC.
The Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center has recognized eForce Compliance with the William M. Heenan Markets Development Award for its work in the electronics recycling industry in the state. The company expects to collect over 3.4 million pounds of electronics for recycling in 2012.