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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]

Plaintiff in processor lawsuit now facing criminal charges

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Kevin Shibilski is the latest former leader of 5R Processors to face criminal charges. | Tridsanu Thopet/Shutterstock

In July, a former 5R Processors executive alleged he was the victim of a fraud scheme perpetrated by other 5R leaders and a local bank. Now, that former CEO has been indicted on federal criminal charges.

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Mobile-shred workers uniquely vulnerable to toxic metals

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E-scrap piled for recycling

Researchers found that mobile shredding of hard drives and other small electronics exposes workers to airborne and surface metals dust, as is the case with in-plant shredding. | Huguette Roe/Shutterstock

Researchers have discovered that shredding e-scrap materials in trucks may expose employees to as much toxic metal dust as in-plant shredding, but mobile workers may not be as protected as their plant-based counterparts.

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CompuPoint agrees to recycle CRTs to settle lawsuit

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Electronics recycling company CompuPoint USA will collect, ship and recycle CRT material from abandoned Closed Loop sites as part of a court settlement. | Oleksandr_Delyk/Shutterstock

An e-scrap company will take back and recycle the millions of pounds of CRT materials that it originally shipped to Closed Loop Refining and Recovery, under a recently disclosed settlement agreement.

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Court issues order against former EWSI CEO

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The court’s order awards the SEC $170,630 in disgorgement, or legally mandated repayment of ill-gotten gains, plus interest on that amount. | Jer123/Shutterstock

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has prevailed in its case against a former e-scrap executive, after the defendant failed to respond to the lawsuit.

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How COVID-19 has affected ITAD and data destruction firms

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Clockwise from upper left: Joseph Harford of Reclamere moderated a July 23 webinar that featured Neil Peters-Michaud of Cascade Asset Management, Jade Lee of Supply-Chain Services and Brent Berry of Ingram Micro.

Clockwise from upper left: Joseph Harford of Reclamere moderated a July 23 webinar that featured Neil Peters-Michaud of Cascade Asset Management, Jade Lee of Supply-Chain Services and Brent Berry of Ingram Micro.

The pandemic has forced the ITAD industry to adapt to survive. Experts from three processors recently described that sudden evolution and what it means for the future of data destruction services.

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