CRTsAs many in electronics recycling and reuse take a breather around Independence Day this week, we thought the time was right to look at the developments that have most caught the attention of readers thus far this year.

The list below shows the 10 most-read E-Scrap News stories in terms of unique page views.

10 | CRT-to-concrete outlet suspends glass acceptance
JAN. 11: A new waste management plan in the Netherlands has forced Jansen Recycling, a Dutch outlet for U.S. CRT glass, to discontinue accepting material from its suppliers.

9 | In My Opinion: Addressing reactions to e-scrap tracking
FEB. 8: The Basel Action Network’s leader responds to statements from electronics recycling companies named in an export report.

8 | New details emerge on Closed Loop stockpiles
JUNE 7: Major CRT tonnages left behind by Closed Loop Refining and Recovery sit in warehouses in Arizona and Ohio as regulatory and legal action continues.

7 | CRT stockpile lingers years after owner’s imprisonment
APRIL 19: E-scrap materials, including CRT glass, sit abandoned in rural Wyoming, with the site’s former owner in prison and regulatory agencies still working to determine who should handle a cleanup.

6 | Former GES owner avoids trial with plea deal
MAY 10: The owner of a closed CRT glass processing company has pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and hazardous waste charges.

5 | E-plastics market shift spawns domestic processing plant
FEB. 1: A North American recycling operation will open an e-plastics-focused facility in response to Chinese import restrictions.

4 | Failed CRT businesses benefited from Creative’s demise
FEB. 15: Property owners spent millions of dollars cleaning up CRT storage sites left behind by Creative Recycling Systems. But E-Scrap News has learned much of the glass went to companies that ultimately failed and abandoned stockpiles of their own.

3 | BAN alleges additional companies involved in exports
JAN. 18: The Basel Action Network, which has been using GPS trackers to follow used electronics, today named six companies it says were involved in shipping scrap printers and LCD monitors to Asia.

2 | Processors respond to BAN’s latest tracking report
JAN. 25: Four e-scrap companies have issued statements after being tagged by the Basel Action Network for allegedly exporting scrap printers and LCD monitors.

1 | ECS Refining seeks Chapter 11 protection
APRIL 26: One of the nation’s largest e-scrap processors has filed for bankruptcy, a move the company’s CEO described as a strategy to avoid being taken over by an investment partner.

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