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Basel changes may further disrupt e-plastic movement

by Colin Staub

The move this month by 187 governments to alter a global waste treaty will mean further uncertainty for U.S. scrap plastic exports.

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Repair rift continues among Basel stakeholders

by Colin Staub

Final adoption of key international guidelines for e-scrap exports was once again punted as debate drags on over the definition of “repairable” devices.

Delegates at the recent meeting on Basel Convention.

Federally backed research effort eyes e-scrap

by Jared Paben

Projects exploring strategies to recover key materials from end-of-life electronics have received funding from the REMADE Institute.

E-Scrap Conference and Trade Show


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.

E-Waste Direct

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