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About Colin Staub

Colin-StaubColin Staub has been a staff writer 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]

Updated: Fire breaks out at Totall Metal

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Fire officials spoke with employees and learned the blaze sparked when computers were mixed with lithium-ion batteries. | Inaoy/Shutterstock

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An Illinois e-scrap processor suffered a major fire this week. The cause is unconfirmed – company employees told investigators lithium-ion batteries were involved, but company officials dispute that fact.

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CRT lawsuit: Some suppliers settle, others take a stand

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Three former Closed Loop sites in Columbus, Ohio currently hold an estimated 159 million pounds of CRT glass. | Somchai Som/Shutterstock

More e-scrap companies are looking to settle in a legal battle over CRT stockpiling by Closed Loop Refining & Recovery. Another firm is mounting an outreach campaign arguing that suppliers who completed due diligence are not liable for cleanup costs.

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Analysts and competitors react to Arrow ITAD closure

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Outside of its ITAD division, Arrow is a massive supplier of electronic components and posted 2018 sales of $30 billion. | Suphaksorn Thongwongboot/Shutterstock

The shutdown of a major ITAD business has generated unprecedented response from fellow asset disposition companies, which are looking to pick up customers left without a service provider.

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Arrow Electronics to leave ITAD sector

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Arrow Electronics will no longer receive devices at its facilities after Aug. 5. | basiczto/Shutterstock

Global ITAD services provider Arrow Electronics will close the asset disposition side of its business by the end of the year, after the company experienced two quarters of worsening financial returns.

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