News that circuit board processor EnviroLeach is nearing commercial scale captured clicks last month. | Courtesy of Enviroleach.

Articles about the pandemic’s impacts on the industry, as well as precious metals technology and CRT settlement stories, drew our readers’ attention last month.

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

1 | Startup nears commercial scale with PCB technology
Circuit board processor EnviroLeach is gearing up to bring its Canadian facility to commercial-scale capacity in the next two months. The company recently raised significant capital to help in that effort.

2 | ITAD processors try to hold on amid COVID-19
At enterprises across North America, IT asset refresh projects are no longer a top priority. That has meant major volume drops for material processors, as well as painful staffing cuts in some cases.

3 | Expert: ITAD firms that weather the storm will see opportunity
A number of ITAD companies will fail, but those strong enough to survive coronavirus-related revenue losses will encounter post-pandemic advantages, an ITAD market analyst predicts.

4 | Processors react as household collections collapse
The coronavirus pandemic has led to major reductions in the collection of used consumer electronics across North America, with some e-scrap companies reporting volume drops up to 80%.

5 | Processor signs major settlement in Closed Loop case
A $900,000 settlement has been reached in the lawsuit over Closed Loop Refining and Recovery’s abandoned CRT materials in Ohio, the largest agreement yet.


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