E-Scrap News

Our top stories from January 2020

E-Scrap News readers last month were drawn to a write-up about the importance of identifying and properly handling lithium-ion batteries. | Mehaniq/Shutterstock

A variety of stories drew readers’ interest last month, including articles about repair legislation, CRT settlements, battery fires, debt restructuring and a printer stockpile.

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

1 | Right-to-repair advocates make their case in one statehouse
Electronics repair stakeholders clashed over right-to-repair legislation in Washington state this week, as a number of state legislatures begin taking up similar bills.

2 | Three more CRT suppliers settle in Closed Loop court case
An Iowa solid waste commission agreed to pay nearly $240,000 to help fund removal of CRT materials abandoned in Ohio, and two e-scrap operators agreed to pay lower amounts. Meanwhile, settlement negotiations continue with one of the largest suppliers.

3 | Processor: Battery-sparked fires burn ‘fast and furious’
An e-scrap firm recently described the fire hazard lithium-ion batteries present and emphasized the importance of identifying and properly handling them.

4 | Clover says it will emerge from bankruptcy soon
A major North American phone repair and remarketing company has received court approval to restructure its debt, allowing it to come out of bankruptcy in the coming days.

5 | Printer pile-up ends in quarrel with city
A stockpile of printers that were originally destined for recycling led to a dispute between a New Hampshire municipality and a local resident.


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