News about a CRT stockpile cleanup plan drew attention last month. | Courtesy of Kentucky Division of Waste Management.

Analysis about federal purchasing, mergers and acquisitions, and a Kentucky CRT cleanup drew readers’ attention last month.

The list below shows our top stories published in September in terms of unique page views.

1 | Federal purchasing agency to stop acquiring used electronics
The federal government plans to cease buying refurbished and used IT equipment through its main acquisition arm, the General Services Administration. The move could hurt dozens of suppliers.

2 | Processors merge to form single company with scale
GEEP Canada and the Shift Group of Companies are bringing together their e-scrap and ITAD offerings, a move they say will boost their reach across Canada.

3 | Another insurance company acquires a repair business
Electronics insurance giant Asurion has acquired a cell phone repair firm that has a broad North American footprint.

4 | Sims’ e-scrap profits drop nearly 17%
Sims Recycling Solutions pulled in smaller profits during the 2019 fiscal year. But the company also pointed to stronger numbers in the second half of the year, attributing gains in part to data center recycling efforts.

5 | Here’s the plan for cleaning up one major CRT stockpile
In Kentucky, a treatment additive will be mixed into millions of pounds of leaded CRT glass, allowing for relatively cheap disposal of the problematic material in a non-hazardous waste landfill.