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About Colin Staub

Colin-StaubColin Staub has been a reporter at Resource Recycling since January 2017. Before that he worked as a reporter at the weekly newspaper in Newberg, Oregon, and has been a freelance writer at other publications in Portland. He can be contacted at [email protected]

An uncommon path to e-scrap CEO

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Stacked laptops for resale.

Recycle Technologies processes a variety of electronics and lightbulbs at its two facilities. | Plus69/Shutterstock

After Recycle Technologies changed hands earlier this year, Lydia Keith began leading the Minnesota-based processor. She’s an industry newcomer who has spent much of her professional life in theater, which gives her a unique view of the sector.

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Industry stakeholders say material is flowing again

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The panel discussion included (clockwise from top left) Traci Phillips of Natural Evolution, Jason Linnell from the National Center for Electronics Recycling, E-Scrap News editor Dan Leif (moderator), S3 Recycling Solutions’ Rod McDaniel, and Jessica Miller of Illinois EPA. 

Processors and state programs alike saw a lot less material this spring as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. But in the last couple months, inbound volumes have returned and surged in some cases. That fact has created new challenges.

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Lithium-ion battery recycler to build New York facility

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Li-Cycle Incorporated recently announced plans for a Rochester, N.Y. facility capable of processing at least 10 million pounds of lithium-ion batteries per year. | Vietnam stock photos/Shutterstock

Canadian firm Li-Cycle Incorporated, which handles lithium-ion batteries from e-scrap and other sources, is developing a $175 million processing hub in the U.S.

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Sims adds site specifically for data center material

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Inside a data center server room.

The equipment retired from data centers largely consists of hard drives, memory, networking equipment and more. | Timofeev Vladmir/Shutterstock

Global e-scrap and ITAD processor Sims Lifecycle Services is rolling out a system focused on retiring data center equipment. The company framed the move as a way to increase reuse of components.

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Company refines EV battery recycling method using e-scrap

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Redwood Materials recently raised $40 million to fund its efforts to develop a battery recycling process to supply the electric vehicle market. | Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock

A Nevada startup looking to build a major electric vehicle battery recycling operation is starting off by processing batteries from consumer electronics.

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Lawsuits pile on after ITAD vendor’s data mismanagement

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Multiple lawsuits accuse Morgan Stanley of negligence, breach of contract, violation of data security laws and more. | enzozo/Shutterstock

Morgan Stanley faces seven class action lawsuits related to an ITAD vendor’s alleged lapse in data security protocols, and the financial institution is considering legal action against the unnamed processor.

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