e-Stewards made a 50% first-year discount, introduced last year, permanent. The organization also announced  a certification standard specifically for ITAD refurbishers. 

The European Council adopted regulations that require batteries to be more recyclable. 

Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek signed into law an e-scrap recycling program modernization bill. 

Germany-based Wieland acquired Farmers Copper for an undisclosed amount. Last year it also acquired Totall Metal Recycling.