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American Retroworks reaches settlement in Closed Loop case


Another e-scrap processor that sent CRT glass to Closed Loop Refining and Recovery has agreed to settle its legal fight with landlords.

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California hikes payments for stressed e-scrap companies


Citing difficult market conditions and rising costs for the industry, California officials will greatly increase the rates they pay e-scrap firms to collect and recycle electronics.

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SERI approves updated R2 standard


After thousands of volunteer hours and dozens of meetings over nearly five years, stakeholders working to update the R2 standard have reached the finish line.

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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.


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.


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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