News about an automated system using lasers to dismantle e-scrap captured attention in May. | Courtesy of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology.

Readers last month were drawn to a mix of articles, covering a CRT cleanup, equipment auction, company investment, PCB dismantling technology and carbon emissions benefits.

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

1 | Details emerge on scope of Closed Loop CRT cleanup
E-scrap company Novotec will be paid up to $14 million to recycle or dispose of over 128 million pounds of CRT materials at former Closed Loop Refining and Recovery warehouses in Ohio, newly released documents show.

2 | Last major ECS equipment assets go on the block
Equipment at ECS Refining’s former flagship facility has been put up for sale, after the owners reached a deal with creditors and then paid to have the equipment decontaminated.

3 | Resale platform draws large investment
Refurbished device marketplace Back Market has added several major financial backers who are funding the company with $120 million.

4 | Process employs lasers to separate e-scrap materials
A four-year research project has developed an automated system that uses lasers to identify and remove components while dismantling electronics.

5 | Firms share the CO2 benefits of reuse
ITAD service providers are increasingly communicating the carbon impact of refurbishing electronics, recent announcements indicate.

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