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Dust up: Processors settle cases over shredder byproduct

by Colin Staub and Jared Paben

Two electronics recycling companies recently ended disputes with California regulators that centered on the handling of metal-laden dust from e-scrap shredders. The situation raises debate about what material should be labeled hazardous.

Machines that utilize ring mills use high speeds to efficiently liberate material with few fines.

Indiana electronics recycling operation expands

by Colin Staub

A Midwest e-scrap processor has expanded into a larger facility based on recent growth, particularly on the reuse side of the business.

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How China caused a global e-plastics dilemma

by Bobby Elliott

With the value of e-plastics plummeting and a major export market crumbling, North American firms are scrambling to identify ways to manage the material.

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Ensuring responsible recycling across the Great White North

by Jay Illingworth

A single industry-led group now manages regulated electronics recycling in nine of the 10 Canadian provinces. That system has led to streamlined collection and recycling efforts, and it could serve as a template for effective EPR structures in other jurisdictions.


What the future may hold for electronics recycling

by Carole Mars

A recent report took a wide look at the rapidly shifting e-scrap stream in the U.S. One of the study’s authors outlines the major trends determining the evolution of electronics going forward.


Canadian processor eyes profits in plastics

by Jared Paben

Many e-scrap recycling firms target gold and silver but send lower-value plastics elsewhere for disposal or recycling. FCM Recycling has broken that mold by devoting space to handle HIPS and ABS plastics that used to be shipped overseas.


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