Apple will reportedly release only 5G-capable iPhones beginning in 2022. The shift to 5G is expected to generate a significant number of devices in the recycling and refurbishment streams.

Ecobat, which produces and recycles lead batteries, acquired lithium-ion battery recycling company Promesa.

North Carolina State University researchers developed a technique for separating nanowires from the rest of a device during the electronics recycling process. 

Schupan & Sons hired Sheila Lipsey as vice president of human resources.

The World Economic Forum published an opinion piece laying out the benefits of electronics repair in maximizing materials use and reducing environmental impacts.

ITAD provider XS International hired Daniel Amarei and Kiera Walker, based in the U.S. and U.K., respectively, to grow its reach.