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April 25, 2014

Consulting and research firm TransparentPlanet has updated its website to include a "CRT Central" page, which includes a list of CRT tube processors and final recovery options for glass in the U.S. The resource also includes individual contacts at each processor and will be updated as emerging technologies officially launch.

Mail service provider DHL has partnered with the Eco Global Foundation to ensure all company lead acid batteries are properly recycled. The agreement will require DHL to set aside used batteries in acid-proof containers and send them to the nonprofit group for final processing and recovery.

The Oakland Athletics have teamed up with Sims Recycling Solutions by offering 2-for-1 ticket vouchers to fans who trade in their used cellphones. With an exciting team and a noteworthy cause, the A's are hoping to boost attendance and get fans and cellphones out of the house.

On Earth Day Apple announced that it would expand its North American recycling policy to all of its stores around the globe, offering free recycling services for customers wishing to return used and old Apple products. In some cases, the company will also offer in-store credit for especially valuable trade-ins, such as recent versions of its iPhones, iPads and laptops.

Kill switch technology may be coming to the phone in your pocket, but only if you opt-in for the anti-theft safeguard. Under a proposal by CTIA, the mobile phone and wireless industry, which now supports the technology, would provide consumers with the option to add the service while some argue it should come pre-equipped unless a consumer decides not to have it.

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