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About Jerry Powell

Jerry PowellJerry Powell is the founder and executive editor of Resource Recycling, Inc., which publishes Resource Recycling, Plastics Recycling Update and E-Scrap News. He previously owned and managed a recycling consulting company and managed a recycling business in Portland, Ore. He can be contacted at [email protected]

Recycling firms seek tariff exclusions

Published: November 15, 2018
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U.S. and Chinese currency with a calculator.As part of the Trump administration’s trade war with China, a number of tariffs have been levied on the import of Chinese goods. A handful of recycling companies and one trade group have sought exemptions.

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Device refurbishers assess critical issues

Published: November 2, 2017
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Nearly 300 IT product refurbishing experts convened in New Orleans this week to consider industry trends and to address barriers to growth. The event was the 14th annual Electronics Reuse Conference, now operated by the consulting firm E-Reuse Services.

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Experts report on policy and technology advancements in China and Hong Kong

Published: December 8, 2016
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Legislation and technologies have led to more formalized e-scrap processing in China and Hong Kong, experts meeting in Macau said recently. But key challenges remain, particularly in China’s new electronics take-back program.

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Abandoned warehouses full of CRTs found in several states

Published: August 23, 2013
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As part of an investigation into CRT glass recycling markets, E-Scrap News has learned that recycling processors in several states have abandoned operations after charging CRT suppliers and filling up a handful of warehouses with more than 10,000 tons of CRTs and CRT glass. State officials are now struggling with how to manage these problems.

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