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No ‘magic formula’ to remove battery fire risk, report finds

Published: July 22, 2021
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Fire alarm on a facility wall.

In e-scrap processing facilities, the report recommends specific staff training to identify and properly handle batteries, and more. | TnkImages / Shutterstock

After charting a global increase in e-scrap facility fires caused by damaged batteries, experts published a handful of key recommendations for preventing thermal events.

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Recycler expands footprint in Sunshine State

Published: July 22, 2021
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Urban E Recycling broke the $1 million revenue mark in its fifth year, and in 2020 it achieved $3.1 million in revenue. | Courtesy of Urban E Recycling

Urban E Recycling opened a new site earlier this year, the latest development for a e-scrap processor that has found a niche by focusing on smaller clients and providing free collection of material.

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Processor and OEM agree to settle in Ohio CRT case

Published: July 22, 2021
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Dynamic shipped over 5.4 million pounds of CRT materials to Closed Loop on behalf of ASUS between Jan. 2013 and March 2016. | Zolnierek / Shutterstock

Dynamic Lifecycle Innovations and ASUS Computer International have agreed to pay $850,000 toward cleaning up CRT stockpiles left by Closed Loop Refining and Recovery.

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Australian right-to-repair and other global headlines

Published: July 22, 2021
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E-scrap news from around the world has caught our attention recently. | Africa Studio / Shutterstock

Malaysian authorities order the return of an e-scrap container to the U.S., a testing and refurbishing facility opens in the U.K., and a global ITAD firm helps address the digital divide.

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State program tonnage drops by 29% in 2020

Published: July 15, 2021
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Washington e-scrap collectors handled nearly 15.2 million pounds of covered devices in 2020. | Alexander Lutaskiy / Shutterstock

Washington state processors handled far more flat-panel displays than CRT devices in 2020, continuing a trend that began the year before, according to the state’s annual report.

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