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TerraCycle, a company that makes consumer goods from recycled products, is offering a unique item for the back-to-school season: clipboards crafted out of discarded circuit boards.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is partnering with Nashville, Tennessee-based National Recovery Technologies LLC on research to develop a cost-effective system for sorting rare earth-bearing materials from e-scrap recycling streams. The first phase of the project runs through mid-December.

Clover Technologies Group's FundingFactory division has launched a program called Collected that aims to encourage more e-scrap recycling on college campuses across the country. The initiative pays institutions for collecting used inkjet and toner printer cartridges, cell phones, MP3 players, digital cameras and laptops.

The e-Stewards certification system recently created a survey to better understand how K-12 public schools handle their used electronics. The organization aims to use respondent data to develop solutions and procedures to help school districts create effective e-scrap programs.

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