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About Colin Staub

Colin-StaubColin Staub is a reporter at Resource Recycling. He can be contacted at [email protected].

Nevada battery recycling operation ramps up capacity

Published: May 22, 2024
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Close up of a Lithium-Ion battery pack.

American Battery Technology Company’s 137,000-square-foot plant in Reno, Nevada is processing over 50 million pounds of material per year. | Janaka Dharmasena/Shutterstock

A company that processes lithium-ion batteries, including those sourced from consumer devices, has scaled up recycling capacity at its facility in Reno, Nevada, and is on track to process more than 44 million pounds of battery materials per year. Continue Reading

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First step in ESG reporting: Take stock of priorities

Published: May 22, 2024
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An environmental, social and governance reporting-focused session at the ISRI2024 conference in Las Vegas last month provided tips to ITAD companies looking to jump into ESG reports. | Chayanuphol/Shutterstock

Starting an in-house environmental, social and governance reporting program is a natural move for ITAD companies to make – indeed, in some ways it involves simply communicating the work these companies are already doing to meet industry certification standards and best practices.
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ITAD firm reports 2023 processing volume

Published: May 16, 2024
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Electronics collected for recycling.

TES processed 224.4 million pounds of e-scrap last year, slightly less than 234.6 million pounds it handled the year before. | Akiyoko/Shutterstock

Global ITAD company TES processed a slightly lower weight but higher quantity of assets in 2023, the company recently announced.  Continue Reading

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Dozens of free collection sites coming to Pennsylvania

Published: May 9, 2024
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Various electronic devices gathered for recycling.

The project from Goodwill, the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center and e-scrap processor Reworld has a goal to collect 500,000 pounds of e-scrap during its first year. | BluIz60/Shutterstock

Goodwill, the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center and e-scrap processor Reworld have added 42 free recycling sites throughout Pennsylvania, a state with a long history of electronics recycling access challenges. Continue Reading

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Industry experts talk data centers, component values

Published: May 9, 2024
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Used device markets are rebounding from the doldrums of the past few years, lifted partially by increases in cryptocurrency interest. | Elnur/Shutterstock

Artificial intelligence and cryptocurrency are contributing to positive market conditions in the ITAD industry, and a number of company leaders anticipate the upward trend will continue. Continue Reading

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E-scrap sector faces looming Basel amendment

Published: May 2, 2024
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An ISRI2024 session discussing the Basel Convention featured (from left) Adam Shaffer of ReMA, Paul Hagen of Beveridge & Diamond, Jim Puckett of the Basel Action Network and Craig Boswell of HOBI International. | Colin Staub/Resource Recycling

In just under eight months, U.S. e-scrap companies looking to export end-of-life devices will face a dramatically different regulatory landscape that, under some readings, will prohibit the movement of most e-scrap materials from the U.S. to the vast majority of foreign countries. Continue Reading

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ISRI changes name to ReMA in shift away from ‘scrap’

Published: May 2, 2024
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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries announced at the end of the April 15-18 conference that it will now be known as the Recycled Materials Association, or ReMA. | Photo Courtesy of ReMA

Electronics recycling stakeholders joined companies from across the materials recovery spectrum at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas last month for the ISRI2024 conference, which culminated in the long-running trade association unveiling a new name. Continue Reading

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Texas processor preparing to open new facility

Published: April 18, 2024
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GreenTek Solutions is starting up a second processing center near its headquarters in Stafford, Texas. | Courtesy of GreenTek Solutions

GreenTek Solutions has grown significantly over the past few years and is in the process of starting up its second processing center near its headquarters in Stafford, Texas. The company’s CEO recently gave more details on the expansion in an interview. Continue Reading

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E-scrap firms weigh in on e-plastics management

Published: April 18, 2024
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Sustainable Electronics Recycling International’s survey received 55 responses over two and a half weeks representing 214 facilities worldwide. | Jared Paben/Resource Recycling

A recently published survey of e-scrap companies in the U.S. and abroad offered a look at how many operators are handling plastics recovered from devices. It also provided insights on why a domestic e-plastics processing industry has yet to develop. Continue Reading