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Processor secures closed-loop plastics recycling deal

Published: November 17, 2022
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Employees of KC Recycling handle PP pellets the company has processed.

KC Recycling is heavily involved in recycling lead batteries, which are roughly 4-5% polypropylene by weight. | Courtesy of KC Recycling

A British Columbia electronics recycling company has struck a supply deal allowing true closed-loop recycling of polypropylene from lead batteries. 

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Stakeholders give input on draft Oregon e-scrap bill

Published: November 17, 2022
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XBox gaming console with controller.

Oregon E-Cycles regulators are proposing to add video game consoles and a host of other electronic device types to the state’s extended producer responsibility program. | emodpk/Shutterstock

Oregon regulators are exploring some significant updates to the state’s electronics recycling program, and they recently gave stakeholders a sneak peek at their ideas. 

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How three OEMs approach product sustainability

Published: November 17, 2022
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Speakers at a panel at the 2022 E-Reuse Conference.

The “Driving Circularity” panel included (from left) Paul Walker of Samsung, Scott Shackelford of Google, Drew Tosh from Dell and Corey Dehmey of SERI. | Dan Leif/Resource Recycling, Inc.

Leaders from Dell, Google and Samsung laid out details this week on how their companies are building strategies around repair, device longevity and more.

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Equipment Spotlight: Apple Watch scratch remover

Published: November 17, 2022
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Apple watch with scratches and with scratches removed by Red Wolf Technology's polisher.

The polishing system can save consumers money and resources by reducing the need to replace the screen or upgrade the device and can also help boost resale value, contributing to the circular economy. | Courtesy of Red Wolf Technology

A polishing system that removes the majority of nicks and scratches from Apple Watches can now support all models. 

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EV battery recycler expands into consumer electronics

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Audi logo on company dealership.

The consumer recycling program will allow people to drop off old devices and rechargeable batteries at select Audi dealerships. | Hrach Hovhannisyan/Shutterstock

Redwood Materials, a company founded on recycling lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, launched a consumer recycling program in partnership with Audi to capture more batteries. 

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SERI looks to address smart device data challenges

Published: November 9, 2022
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Apple Watch on product box.

SERI is working to clarify its R2v3 standard on how to handle data on different kinds of smart devices. | Anastasia Desiana/Shutterstock

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It has long been acknowledged in the reuse world that some smart items, such as fitness trackers, are difficult to properly wipe personal data from. One organization is now taking steps to address the problem. 

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ITAD provider opens Los Angeles-area facility

Published: November 9, 2022
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NCS Global's Inglewood, Calif. facility exterior.

NCS’s Inglewood, Calif. facility began operations in mid-October. | Courtesy of NCS Global

NCS Global has opened a facility in the Los Angeles area, allowing the company to directly provide services to West Coast customers that it’s currently relying on partners to serve. 

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