E-Scrap News

News from Basel Action Network, Li-Cycle and more

AMP received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for its initiative to demonstrate the viability of automated characterization and sorting of batteries from e-scrap. The overall $62 million in funding for 17 projects comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and is meant to increase participation in consumer electronics battery recycling and improve the economics of battery recycling. 

Watchdog group Basel Action Network warned that illegal U.S. shipments of e-scrap to Malaysia appear to be on the rise. 

ERI received $5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy for a project to expand consumer participation in electronics and battery recycling programs.

ISRI, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, is giving Joel Denbo and Mel Wright Lifetime Achievement Awards

Li-Cycle is laying off 17% of its employees, or about 60 people, as it has struggled to build out its planned network of battery recycling facilities. 

Oregon Governor Tina Kotek signed a bill giving consumers the right to repair their electronics into law. 

U.K. vape store Shisha Vibe launched an in-store disposable vape recycling program. 

TERRA, The Electronics Reuse and Recycling Alliance, started an electronics recycling conference that will be held in 2025 in Nashville, Tennessee. Vodafone Germany and Closing the Loop collected and recycled 1.5 million scrap phones in Ghana to date.

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