Sims Recycling Solutions has created an infographic proving that, yes, mobile devices are taking over the world. According to the firm's research, in America today there are 327 million active cell phones, and only 315 million people.
The New School, a college in New York City, is the first Northeast educational institution to attain e-Stewards Enterprise certification from the Basel Action Network. The designation means the university has committed to using, wherever possible, recycling firms that are audited and certified to the e-Stewards Standard. The University of Washington last fall became the first college to join BAN's Enterprise program.
Green Geek Electronics Recycling is expanding its facilities in Indiana with an eye on bringing its services to more areas of the U.S. The company started after Indiana passed e-scrap recycling requirements in 2009, and has worked with thousands of individuals, businesses and organizations across Indiana and Illinois to recycle used electronics and securely destroy data.
California-based electronics recycling and refurbishing firm IT Refresh is opening a location in Fort Collins, Colorado. The company focuses on fixing and reselling used laptop and desktop computers, but it also offers e-scrap recycling and demolition.