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California legislators send right-to-repair bill to governor


California’s right-to-repair bill for electronics awaits Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature, and supporters are lauding the years of work it took to get to this point. 


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Full industry value chain connects in New Orleans


More than 1,200 electronics sustainability professionals – representing repair shops, ITAD firms, recyclers, OEMs and others – are gathering this week at the E-Scrap & E-Reuse Conference.

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Facility represents a scaling up of AWS’ reverse logistics hubs


Amazon’s large-scale data center decommissioning facility coming to Pennsylvania will be a “huge part” of the company’s sustainability drive, which focuses on reusing and remanufacturing as much as possible, a company representative said. 

Amazon worker

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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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