Dec. 13, 2013
The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) has announced its membership has grown for the 20th consecutive year in 2013. A total of 156 new NAID member locations were added between January and November of this year, bringing overall membership levels to more than 2,000 locations worldwide.
Automated services company Outerwall has made a slew of cuts – including slashing 8.5 percent of its workforce and eliminating three of its services in development – but has left electronics trade-in company ecoATM unscathed. In a press release announcing the changes, Outerwall recommitted to investing in ecoATM, a venture it considers "another meaningful pillar" alongside its popular Coinstar and Redbox services.
Fireclay Tile, a ceramic tile company specializing in using recycled glass, has begun using CRT glass from ECS Refining in the production of a new line of CRT glass tiles. Fireclay Tile works alongside the recycler to crush, melt and reform the glass into a colorful array of kitchen and bathroom tiles.
Jefferson County, Wisconsin, with a population of just under 85,000 residents in 2012, has managed to collect 2 million pounds of used electronics over three years. The county has built its residential and school-based e-scrap recycling program through a partnership with Universal Recycling Technologies.