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Our top stories from May 2023

Readers in May were drawn to developments in the realms of smelting and corporate responsibility. | Konstantin Savusia/Shutterstock

A mix of stories about components markets, Chromebook software support, CRT downstream movement struggles and more attracted ample clicks last month.

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

1 | Low chip prices hurt processor’s resale revenues

Iron Mountain’s asset life cycle business increased its volume of used electronics processed during the first quarter, but a depressed market for electronic components meant much lower revenues.

2 | Group calls on Google to stop ‘Chromebook churn’

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund says Google needs to extend the software expiration date of its Chromebooks.

3 | Pennsylvania processor works to clear out CRT stockpile

Pandemic-era business conditions and the closure of a CRT outlet contributed to eLoop violating CRT accumulation rules last year, the CEO said. Now, the processor and regulators are working out a mandatory plan to clear out the stockpile.

4 | Aurubis decides to double Georgia smelter’s capacity

As construction progresses “at full steam” on its secondary smelter in Georgia, Aurubis has decided to spend an additional $276 million to double the plant’s metals recovery capacity.

5 | ISRI develops ESG guide for recycling companies

Small- and medium-sized recycling businesses that are interested in setting up environmental, social and governance plans will soon have a new toolkit to help them.

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