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E-World Online says it will exceed 200 million pounds of electronics managed through the multi-stakeholder Manufacturer Interstate Take-back System and Retail Return Program by the end of the year. MITS, which is powered by E-World's proprietary asset management software, collected 120 million pounds of e-scrap between 2010 and 2012, and an additional 84 million pounds is expected to be collected and processed this year. The RRP program has collected 14 million pounds of e-scrap since launching in June 2012.

Highlight Networks, Inc. and SiteXpedite LLC have announced a partnership to recycle scrap metal and electronics from decommissioned telecommunications towers. Under the contract, SiteX will supply Highlight with approximately $1 million worth of material for recycling in and around New York state.

In Michigan, several businesses and nonprofits will be holding the "One Million Pound Challenge," an event leading up to Earth Day that seeks to collect a million pounds of unwanted electronics, reports mlive.com. As part of the campaign, Advanced Technology Recycling of Grand Rapids will be having collection events between April 15 to April 22.

Between April 18 and May 16, customers who bring in any small electric kitchen appliance for recycling to Abt Electronics stores will receive an instant rebate toward the purchase of new KitchenAid small appliance.

Electronic Recyclers International has launched a new mobile app for Android or iOS that makes it easier for people to find out where they can drop off their old electronics, as well as other recyclables, reports The Business Journal.

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