Cincinnati-based ITAD company Enlivened Tech hired Patrick Cooper as the director of business development to accelerate global expansion of ITAD services.

Free Geek received a grant to add a second drop-off location in Portland, Ore.

Researchers from Japan’s Ritsumeikan University developed a way to use microwave-based heating to recycle old alkaline batteries on a small, local scale.

Volkswagen Group of America announced it is working with Nevada startup Redwood Materials to recycle batteries from VW and Audi electric vehicles in the United States.