The Chinese government has announced the 2013 rare earth metal output quota, capping the amount at 51,698 tons. This volume is approximately half of China's output for last year, which may mean a return to high rare earth prices and a renewed push for alternative sources and recycling technologies.
Sims Recycling Solutions has announced the beginning of operations of its new facility in Laval, Quebec. The new 55,000-square-foot electronics recycling plant joins two other Canadian facilities in Ontario and another in British Columbia.
Enterprise IT news site eWeek has compiled a list of 10 ways to help green IT systems, including buying used or refurbished parts, and recycling or reselling old equipment.
Waste Management World has posted a video of SWEEEP Kuusakoski's recently-installed CRT glass furnace in the U.K. for recovering lead.