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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]

SERI’s wireless tracker program reaches 100 firms

Published: April 29, 2021
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Through a grant program, wireless trackers have been shipped out to R2-certified facilities on a rolling basis since December 2019. | MyCreative / Shutterstock

R2-certified electronics recycling and reuse companies across North America are following the movement of material using technology provided through a SERI grant initiative.

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EPA considers factoring devices into US recycling rate

Published: April 22, 2021
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Electronics collected for recycling in a bin.

Electronics recycling and repair advocates provided comments to the EPA as the agency considers changing what counts toward the national recycling rate. | Photographee.eu / Shutterstock

If electronics are repaired, refurbished or remanufactured, should their weight be counted in the U.S. recycling rate?

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Resale market powers revenue boost for Texas company

Published: April 1, 2021
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Echo’s resale gross profit was $9.5 million in 2020, more than double the prior year’s. | Ari N/Shutterstock

A family of Dallas-area electronics processors enjoyed surging revenues and profits from the device resale business last year while the commodities recycling business grew at a slower rate.

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Details on NERC’s diversity-building scholarship program

Published: April 15, 2021
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NERC’s Next Generation Scholarship Fund is just one of multiple conversations the group is having on the topic of diversity, equity and inclusion. | Lightspring/Shutterstock

Leaders at the Northeast Recycling Council recently explained how they’ll use a new scholarship fund to help boost racial diversity in the next generation of recycling industry professionals.

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Details on a fast-growing recycling and ITAD group

Published: March 19, 2020
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By acquiring CExchange, Echo Consolidated Holdings Group will now offer customers a full suite of services. | fizkes/Shutterstock

Echo Consolidated Holdings Group, a family of Dallas-area electronics recycling, ITAD and IT services companies, recently expanded into the mobile phone trade-in business by acquiring CExchange.

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