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Processor: Lithium-ion battery troubles go beyond collection

by Colin Staub

California officials are considering regulating lithium-ion battery labels, but an e-scrap processor says they’re missing a bigger issue: Battery-containing electronics are increasingly expensive to process.

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In My Opinion: In CRT mess, let’s protect the good guys

by Eric Harris, Lone Star Consulting

We may have gotten it all wrong. After almost two decades spent on setting up a policy framework to ensure that CRT TVs and monitors were sent to proper recycling channels, millions and millions of pounds of CRTs are instead stacked in warehouses across the country.

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REMADE announces funding for additional research projects

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A government-backed institute that has funded e-scrap recycling research in recent years is accepting applications for another round of grants.

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FROM THE PRINT EDITION

How the recycling industry fits into Ontario’s EPR plans

by Clayton Miller

A processor argues that one Canadian province’s move toward increased manufacturer responsibility for end-of-life electronics is beneficial to the e-scrap industry.

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E-scrap challenges in implementing a circular economy

by Mark Burrows-Smith

A leader from a group that collects material on behalf of OEMs in the U.K. explains the ambitious circular economy targets recently laid out in Europe and how they pertain to e-scrap.

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How an auction mistake led to an e-scrap venture

by Jared Paben

A small e-scrap processor in California prioritizes device reuse over recycling, a focus that yields both environmental and revenue benefits. But the company had a bit of an inauspicious beginning.

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