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Judge: Sony may have more CRT responsibility in Ohio

Published: October 14, 2021
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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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Microsoft says it will expand repair options

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Microsoft will complete a third-party study focused on repair to help guide the design of future products. | Paolo Bona / Shutterstock

Facing pressure from a shareholder advocacy group, Microsoft announced it will expand the availability of parts and repair documentation, increase consumer access to local repair options, and more.

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Recently signed recycling-labeling law impacts electronics

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In California, many products will soon need to meet a 60% recycling rate to be considered “recyclable.” | Donald Walker / Shutterstock

Electronics manufacturers may be barred from telling consumers about certain device take-back programs in California, under a bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law this month.

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Here are the latest advances in battery processing

Published: October 14, 2021
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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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Texas e-scrap collection lags behind processing ability

Published: October 7, 2021
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Research shows there are nearly 60 electronics processing facilities in Texas, some focusing on refurbishment and reuse exclusively. | penofoto / Shutterstock

A state report examining recycling in Texas found there is ample capacity for e-scrap processing, but collection remains a major challenge.

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Morgan Stanley: No data theft resulting from ITAD failure

Published: October 7, 2021
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The Morgan Stanley data mismanagement case continues to work its way through the court system. | wk1003mike / Shutterstock

Data that was mismanaged during Morgan Stanley’s ITAD processes has not been accessed for malicious intent, and therefore the class-action lawsuit against the financial giant should be dismissed, attorneys for the bank said in a new court filing.
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