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Kenyan wireless service provider Safaricom has launched an electronics recycling program, offering take-back and recycling services to 120 residential areas over a five-week period. Kenyans generate an estimated 19,000 tons of electronic scrap annually, and the country is home to one of the world's most robust wireless networks—mobile phones there are used for a host of purposes including daily communication as well as commercial and retail transactions.

Patent Application No. 20130144797 has been filed by ecoATM, which relates to a reverse vending machine and recycling kiosk for electronics.

Vintage Tech Recyclers and Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia have announced an electronics recycling partnership. The company expects to process 10 million pounds of e-scrap annually generated by the regional Goodwill collection service.

Sims Recycling Solutions is offering Dallas residents access to twice-monthly e-scrap collection services. Dallas residents can drop off their unwanted computers, displays, TVs and unwanted household consumer electronics at the SRS facility off of I-30, between Dallas and Grand Prairie.

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