PCs for People has opened a permanent home in the Chicagoland area, allowing the nonprofit electronics processor to better address the region’s gaping digital divide.
Panasonic, MRM and ERI partnered to launch a mail-in recycling program for electric shavers and trimmers, and the U.S. EPA presented a circular economy-focused session. Those were only a couple of recycling-related items to emerge from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
Quantum Lifecycle Partners recycled 83.6 million pounds of e-scrap and reused nearly 410,000 assets and components during the 2022 fiscal year, according to the company’s first impact report.
Wisconsin residents have enjoyed a noticeable boost in free e-scrap drop-off opportunities lately, thanks to a state grant program and increased funding from OEMs, according to a state official and report.
Integrated Recycling Technologies is developing an AI-powered app for its suppliers that will quickly categorize and price their scrap circuit boards before they ship them. The software will also power the company’s own robotic circuit board sorting system.
Universal Recycling Technologies has invested nearly $7 million in a processing facility that will greatly expand the company’s commodities recovery and electronics refurbishment capabilities.
A company that provides used phone history reports has formally launched a robot that automatically grades a device’s cosmetic condition, performs diagnostics and erases data.
Owners of Phoenix warehouses filed a federal lawsuit against e-scrap companies that shipped CRT materials to Closed Loop Refining and Recovery, and already two defendants have agreed to pay out roughly $1 million each.