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How Samsung patent dispute could affect device repair

by Marissa Heffernan

A complaint to the U.S. International Trade Commission by one of the world’s biggest smartphone companies seeks to halt imports of some aftermarket screens into the U.S., threatening the supply of parts to independent repair shops.

Samsung Galaxy S9 phones stacked on a surface.

Processor loses certification over exports to Asia

by Marissa Heffernan

E-scrap company eGreen IT Solutions lost its e-Stewards certification after a Basel Action Network investigation tracked two printers overseas to the Philippines and Malaysia.

Old printers for recycling.

‘Green smelter’ company plans US expansion

by Jared Paben

A company with a unique process for extracting metals from printed circuit boards announced it is planning to grow and expand aggressively across the U.S., after years of keeping a relatively low profile.


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E-Scrap Conference & Electronics Reuse Conference. Sept. 18-20, 2023 in New Orleans.


Still a top priority

by Bob Johnson

The pandemic has shifted many realities in the ITAD business, but data security compliance remains a critical component of profitability.


Handling a hazard

by Thaddeus Puccini

Lithium batteries are a well-known danger in the disposal stream and efforts have been made to isolate them. But once batteries are set to be sent to a proper downstream processor, operators encounter plenty of other complications around packaging and shipping.

Close up of a Lithium-Ion battery pack.

Q&A: Coordination across continents

by Dan Leif

Two ITAD leaders at a service provider with facilities in 14 countries say smart use of technology and motivated managers in each region are central to developing a sustainable global strategy.


First Person Perspective: Are you destroying SSDs correctly?

by Serdar Bankaci

The president of ITAD firm CyberCrunch discusses why SSDs present a new frontier in the world of data destruction, and he offers advice for avoiding pitfalls.

Drilled drive example from CyberCrunch

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