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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]

URT takes its frit powder project across the US

Published: July 29, 2021
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CRT glass processing equipment at URT.

URT has installed equipment nationwide to processes glass from CRTs into powders used to make frit, which is an ingredient used in compounding enamels and ceramic glazes. | Courtesy of URT.

After a roughly $1.2 million investment, Universal Recycling Technologies is currently processing 100% of the leaded CRT glass it handles into a feedstock for ceramic tiles.

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Processor and OEM agree to settle in Ohio CRT case

Published: July 22, 2021
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Gavel on a desk with library in background.

Dynamic shipped over 5.4 million pounds of CRT materials to Closed Loop on behalf of ASUS between Jan. 2013 and March 2016. | Zolnierek / Shutterstock

Dynamic Lifecycle Innovations and ASUS Computer International have agreed to pay $850,000 toward cleaning up CRT stockpiles left by Closed Loop Refining and Recovery.

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Australian right-to-repair and other global headlines

Published: July 22, 2021
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E-scrap in a waste basket.

E-scrap news from around the world has caught our attention recently. | Africa Studio / Shutterstock

Malaysian authorities order the return of an e-scrap container to the U.S., a testing and refurbishing facility opens in the U.K., and a global ITAD firm helps address the digital divide.

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Processor to be featured in TV show

Published: July 15, 2021
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The TV show “Tomorrow’s World Today” will feature Regency Technologies. | suriyachan / Shutterstock

Electronics recycling and ITAD company Regency Technologies will receive some high-profile exposure via the Science Channel and Discovery this month.

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Hazardous waste firm acquires Gulf Coast company

Published: July 15, 2021
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Recently acquired LEI handles universal and hazardous wastes at two facilities in the Gulf Coast region. Its recycling facility is permitted to handle large quantities of lamp waste. | photosync / Shutterstock

Waste disposal company MAX Environmental, which has cleaned up several CRT glass stockpiles in recent years, has acquired a waste management company in the South.

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Collaboration provides free laptops to low-income youths

Published: July 9, 2021
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PlanITROI partnered with Microsoft to provide free refurbished laptops to digitally underserved students in El Paso, Texas and Memphis, Tenn. | Courtesy of PlanITROI

The nonprofit arm of ITAD firm PlanITROI partnered with Microsoft to provide hundreds of refurbished laptops to low-income students of color in Texas and Tennessee.

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CRT cleanup progressing at Closed Loop sites in Phoenix

Published: July 1, 2021
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Closed Loop Arizona site from drone.

A drone photo showing CRT glass piles at the South 59th Avenue site, from a cleanup plan prepared by Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions.

In recent months, crews have cleaned up nearly 40 million pounds of CRT materials at former Closed Loop locations in Phoenix, including millions of pounds of leaded glass that sat outside for years.

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UN research digs into e-scrap impacts of COVID-19

Published: June 24, 2021
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A United Nations University study found e-scrap generation fell during the pandemic, but the decrease varied by region. | chistoprudov dmitriy / Shutterstock

COVID-19 caused global consumption of electronics and electrical appliances to fall by about 6.4%, which likely means the planet will witness a dip in e-scrap generation, according to new report estimates.

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Processor expands with Twin Cities-area plant

Published: June 24, 2021
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Logistics Recycling Inc. recently expanded with a new processing facility in Somerset, Wis., near the Twin Cities. | Courtesy of Logistics Recycling Inc (LRI).

An Upper Midwest company that handles e-scrap and hazardous waste has opened a new facility in the Minneapolis area.

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