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Copper price climbs to recent record


After reaching an eight-year record last year, the price of copper has continued to increase, reaching its highest level in nearly a decade.

Close-up view of circuit board paths.

Reverse logistics firm launches carbon offset program


IT asset management company OnePak recently began documenting the carbon footprint of every asset shipment, with an eye toward providing a way to offset that carbon output.

Truck being loaded at the dock.

Microsoft hits 84% asset reuse rate in data centers


A year after establishing a handful of guiding sustainability targets, Microsoft this month published a progress report. The report touched on the company’s move to increase reuse at its data centers.

Microsoft sign in front of corporate offices.


A state program experiment

by Jason Linnell

The legislated e-scrap collection system in Illinois has undergone significant changes in recent years, and the results are starting to become clear. Here’s a look at how manufacturer requirements have shifted from pounds to geographic coverage and what it all might mean for other state programs in the U.S.


Creating the culture

by Tony Martins

To make safety an ongoing priority at recycling operations, training, management buy-in and smart procedures all play a role. Two industry leaders discuss strategies companies can use to keep evolving this critical area of their businesses.


Setting some boundaries

by Dan Leif

How exactly do we define the term ITAD? With enterprise needs expanding and the pool of service providers growing, that is becoming an increasingly critical question.

A phone opened for repair.

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