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Feds eye industry partners for e-scrap sorting tech

by Jared Paben

Scientists at a U.S. Department of Energy lab have developed unique tools that can be used to clean up shredded e-scrap, and they want to demonstrate them to e-scrap processors.

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Apple faces shareholder action targeting repair policy

by Colin Staub

An environment-focused investment firm this month filed a shareholder resolution with Apple, asking the OEM to move away from its “restrictive” product repair policies.

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California labeling bill touches on electronics recyclability

by Colin Staub

California legislation targeting how plastic packaging is labeled also affects recycling labels for consumer electronics, according to industry groups.

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FROM THE PRINT EDITION

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.

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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.

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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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