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About Dan Leif

Dan LeifDan Leif is the managing editor at Resource Recycling, Inc., which publishes Resource Recycling, Plastics Recycling Update and E-Scrap News. He has been with the company since 2013 and has edited different trade publications since 2006. He can be contacted at [email protected].

Want a more efficient operation? Here are some tips

Published: November 22, 2019

2019 E-Reuse Conference panel.

Cedric Carter (left) speaks during a session at the 2019 E-Reuse Conference. Rike Sandlin (center) and Bob McCarthy look on. | Dan Leif/Resource Recycling, Inc.

In sessions at last week’s E-Reuse Conference in Texas, a number of industry veterans detailed concepts that can help e-scrap and ITAD companies run leaner, more profitable plants.

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New Total Reclaim CEO: ‘I believe in the redemption story’

Published: October 10, 2019


Total Reclaim’s staff has been cut in half in recent years as the company dealt with fallout from an export scandal.

A West Coast processor that earlier this year saw its founders sentenced to prison is now being led by Bobby Farris, who has worked for a variety of recycling companies. He says the firm’s brand can be rebuilt. Continue Reading

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‘Offset’ effort connects telecoms and African e-scrap collectors

Published: January 10, 2019

E-scrap collection in Uganda.

In Uganda, end-of-life cell phones are collected before being shipped for recycling.

Tech companies are seeing boosted demand for environmental leadership, and e-scrap management concerns continue to mark developing countries. An enterprise in Europe is working to help out on both fronts.

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