Certification program e-Stewards is proposing to add Sanctioned Interpretations 4.1-Part B, which allows RIOS as another acceptable pre-requisite environmental management system (EMS) standard. Currently, e-Stewards requires its certified locations to meet the ISO14001 EMS standard. 

The Global Electronics Council (GEC) published draft criteria for adding health and wellness wearable electronic devices to the EPEAT sustainable electronics certification program. Comments will be accepted for 60 days. 

Kyocera is expanding its mail-in phone recycling program with Big Sky Recycling, a certified B Corporation based in Portland, Ore. 

Panasonic will use recycled materials produced by Redwood Materials to make battery cells at the Tesla gigafactory. 

British recycling specialists Recycling Lives commissioned a recycling plant, which was planned and implemented by BHS-Sonthofen, to recycle electronics, electrical appliances and other metals-containing streams. 

Wisconsin-based metals and electronics recycling company Sadoff Iron & Metal is celebrating its 75th anniversary.