E-Scrap News

Top stories from February 2024

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Readers last month were drawn to an op-ed co-written by BAN and SERI – marking the first time those organizations have jointly authored an opinion – as well as stories about ITAD giant Sims, e-scrap collection statistics and the E-Reuse Conference changing hands.

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

1 | In Our Opinion: Industry must commit to Basel e-plastics compliance

Leaders of the R2 and e-Stewards certification standards present a joint opinion on the importance of industry compliance with new global trade rules regulating exports of plastics recovered from electronics.

2 | Sims rolls out robotic disassembly system

Looking to automate its demanufacturing process, Sims Lifecycle Services has installed robotic disassembly equipment at its data center decommissioning operations.

3 | Sims resells more devices, driving higher profits

Global ITAD firm Sims Lifecycle Services repurposed 700,000 more devices in the first half of its 2024 fiscal year compared with the prior-year period, representing the third year in a row of significant growth in device volume.

The weight of devices collected in Washington state’s e-scrap program dropped again in 2023, reaching a new low in the program’s 15th year as the portion of lighter-weight devices in the stream continues to grow.

5 | SERI acquires E-Reuse Conference and rebrands event

A long-running electronics reuse conference is under new ownership by a nonprofit certification organization and has a new name, reflecting a goal to focus on a broader concept of “sustainability” in device management.

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