Thai mobile phone services operator Advanced Info Service (AIS), in conjunction with several partners, launched the blockchain-based E-Waste+ platform, which allows users to track material through the recycling process and calculate carbon emissions reductions. 

Lenovo announced the ThinkPad X1, a laptop made with more recycled magnesium and aluminum. 

Green Bay, Wis-based processor Logistics Recycling Inc. (LRI) announced its expansion into the lamp recycling industry. 

Electronics recycling company METech Recycling achieved certification from the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council as a national minority business supplier.

Surrey, British Columbia-based RecycLiCo Battery Materials signed a memorandum of understanding with Korean electronics manufacturer Sonid regarding lithium-ion battery recycling. 

Registration is open for the REMADE Circular Economy Technology Summit & Conference, which will be held March 20-21 in Washington, D.C.