E-Scrap News

Our top stories from August 2022

Massive fire at Interco Trading.

A major fire at e-scrap processor Interco Trading caught attention last month. | Courtesy of Madison County, Ill. Emergency Management Agency

A mining and refining company’s acquisition of a Canadian e-scrap processor, a major fire at a Midwest recycling site and other news drew our readers’ clicks last month.

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

1 | Japanese metals giant buys Canadian e-scrap processor
Japanese company JX Nippon Mining and Metals has purchased one of Canada’s largest e-scrap companies, eCycle Solutions. It’s the second example in the past month of an Asian smelting giant acquiring North American e-scrap operations to ensure a steady supply of feedstock.

2 | Second fire in two years burns Midwest processor
A fire at e-scrap recycler Interco Trading on Aug. 10 drew more than 200 firefighters, injured one worker and triggered shelter-in-place warnings for nearby residents.

3 | Analysis: Future to bring large copper shortfalls
Electrification is going to require huge amounts of copper in the coming decades, so much so that boosting mining, recycling and materials substitution together won’t be enough to meet demand, according to a study.

4 | Walmart launches refurbished electronics program
Following other big companies such as Amazon and eBay, Walmart launched a platform called Walmart Restored for selling refurbished electronics.

5 | Trucking company to pay $1.36 million in hazardous waste case
Old Dominion Freight Line has settled a case with the state of California over allegations that the company failed to properly manage and dispose of hazardous waste, including e-scrap.


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