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By Editorial Staff, E-Scrap News

February 21, 2014

Floor and ceiling manufacturer Armstrong World Industries is the most recent business to become an e-Stewards Enterprise. By joining the likes of Boeing, Bank of America and Staples and more than 140 others, Armstrong pledges to go through e-Stewards-certified electronics recyclers "when possible" to handle the company's end-of-life e-scrap.

Electronics-trade in company Gazelle released its annual Top 10 Klutziest Cities list late last week, with College Station, Texas, home to Texas A&M University, earning the top spot in 2013. "Compiled based on the percentage of broken devices Gazelle received from various regions throughout the country," the list shows 37 percent of devices traded in by College Station residents were broken. New Orleans was the only city to appear on both the 2013 and 2012 lists.

Redeem Holdings, the U.K.'s largest mobile phone recycling firm, has gone ahead and expanded its reach by acquiring consumer-facing Envirofone. The move is expected to have implications in the U.K. and throughout Europe at a time when approximately 124.5 million mobile phones, according to Redeem, are "languishing in British homes."

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