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About Jared Paben

Jared PabenAssociate Editor Jared Paben has worked for Resource Recycling since December 2014. Most of his earlier career was spent as a reporter for the daily newspaper in Bellingham, Wash., but he also has experience working for the Oregon volunteerism commission and for Oregon nonprofits serving low-income populations. He can be contacted at [email protected]

EU seeks to incentivize design-for-recycling

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The EU is working to provide a financial incentive to companies to redesign products to reduce their environmental impacts.| Giannis Papanikos/Shutterstock

The European Union is looking to financially reward OEMs that produce environmentally friendly devices and punish those that don’t. Industry groups are urging caution.

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Federal grant to fund e-scrap metals recovery research

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University of Pennsylvania research chemists studying e-scrap metal recovery.

Using a state-of-the-art laser facility, University of Pennsylvania chemists will research how they can use kinetics in e-scrap metal separation strategies. | Photo courtesy University of Pennsylvania.

A $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation will support research into better separation of metals in consumer electronics.

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Some e-scrap firms pay out in CRT stockpile suit

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CRT monitors for recycling.

A number of e-scrap companies are defending themselves in court. | xfilephotos/Shutterstock

This article has been corrected.

A dozen e-scrap companies will cut checks totalling $517,000 to settle allegations they’re partially responsible for abandoned CRT materials in Ohio. Meanwhile, 15 other processors appear set to duke it out with landowners in court.

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