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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]

Judge: Sony may have more CRT responsibility in Ohio

Published: October 14, 2021
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CRT pile for recycling.

Ten other defendants in the Closed Loop stockpile lawsuit objected to the Sony settlement amount. | Boonchuay1970 / Shutterstock

A federal judge denied Sony’s $1.2 million settlement in the Closed Loop cleanup case, saying the dollar amount may not cover all the pounds connected to the OEM.

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Here are the latest advances in battery processing

Published: October 14, 2021
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Close-up of a Li-ion battery.

Federal researchers have developed a process that could make lithium-ion battery recycling more economically viable. | Allyson Kitts / Shutterstock

Scientists announce a breakthrough in recovering lithium-ion battery metals, two battery recycling companies merge, and an “AquaRefining” R&D center opens. 

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Group seeks mining rules and support for recycling

Published: October 7, 2021
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Open pit copper mine in Arizona.

A petition calls on the federal government to prioritize metals recycling and reuse over new mining. | GSPhotography / Shutterstock

A coalition of Native American tribes and environmental activists are petitioning the federal government for stricter regulations on metals mining and more support for e-scrap recycling.

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Partnership to pursue battery recycling standards

Published: September 23, 2021
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Close up of a Lithium-Ion battery pack.

A public-private partnership will work to create standards that both manufacturers and recycling companies can use. | Janaka Dharmasena/Shutterstock

A U.S. Department of Energy laboratory and an industry association that represents battery manufacturers will collaborate to draft the first recycling standards for lithium-ion batteries.

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European e-scrap processor acquires US metals company

Published: September 23, 2021
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Catalytic converter scrap materials for recycling.

Elemental Holding Group owns companies that recycle consumer electronics, appliances, printed circuit boards, catalyst converters and non-ferrous metals. | fru fru / Shutterstock

A global company that owns European e-scrap recycling operations has purchased U.S. company Legend Smelting and Recycling.

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Feds eye industry partners for e-scrap sorting tech

Published: September 16, 2021
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Battery recycling equipment- Argonne National Labratory

A materials separation module used for demonstrations at Argonne National Laboratory, located outside of Chicago. | Courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory

Scientists at a U.S. Department of Energy lab have developed unique tools that can be used to clean up shredded e-scrap, and they want to demonstrate them to e-scrap processors.

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