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Former Total Reclaim exec headed to prison (again)

by Jared Paben

After serving two years behind bars, former Total Reclaim owner Jeffrey Zirkle has been sentenced to another six months. This time, he pleaded guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the company and dodging taxes.

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Why it’s the ‘perfect time to capitalize’ on device refurb

by Colin Staub

Shipments of new devices continue to experience substantial delays due to pandemic-related trends. According to processors, this fact could drive further demand for refurbished devices.

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Dell, Sonos and others advance repairability efforts

by Jared Paben

OEMs are looking at redesigning products to ease repair and recycling, and three youths are inspired to start a nonprofit group after participating in a Samsung program. At the same time, design choices from other companies end up an unwelcome limelight.

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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.

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