An investigation into a controversial e-scrap company drew readers’ interest last month, along with stories about CRT abandonments, a facility acquisition and e-plastics processing expansion.
1 | A processor’s history of public-sector contract controversy
An investigation outlines one operator’s track record of running afoul of state officials as well as certification programs, school districts and municipalities.
2 | 5R CRT cleanup costs fall to landlord and taxpayers
A property owner paid $1.1 million to clean up e-scrap abandoned by 5R Processors in Tennessee. State regulators say a similar effort in Wisconsin will cost close to $2 million – and could come out of public funds.
3 | Recycletronics exec pleads guilty to CRT charges
The leader of a company that stockpiled CRT materials in the Midwest has pleaded guilty to criminal charges of storing and stockpiling hazardous waste, federal prosecutors announced last month.
4 | Quantum acquires Costa Rica facility
One of Canada’s largest e-scrap processors has made the leap to Latin America.
5 | Operator looks to expand e-plastic sorting system
Pennsylvania e-scrap firm Owl Electronic Recycling installed e-plastics sortation equipment in response to China’s scrap plastic import ban. That’s proved beneficial for the latest market disruption restricting the scrap plastic trade.