Two government initiatives looking to energize the lithium-ion battery recycling sector have officially launched, offering prize money to recycling entrepreneurs and a dedicated laboratory to house research projects.
A-1 Freeman Records Management/Paper Pig Shredding of Wichita Falls, Texas; Abrams Mobile Doc. Dest. Svc.. of Thomasville, Ga.; Assured Document Destruction – Tucson Branch of Tucson, Ariz.; Columbus Secure Shredding of Salt Lake City; Corrigan Record Storage of Novi, Mich.; LeMay Mobile Shredding of Lacey, Wash.; Northwest Shredders of Woodward, Okla.; Ohio Mobile Shredding of Columbus, Ohio; Shred Doc Destr dba Balcones Shred of Dallas and Time Shred Services of Freeport, N.Y. have either achieved or renewed their NAID certifications for physical destruction of hard drives.
Also, ERI of Sumner, Wash. and GEEP Canada of Brampton, Ontario have renewed their NAID certifications for hard drive sanitization as well as physical destruction of hard drives.
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Nova Scotia is banning additional types of electronics from disposal, a move that requires product manufacturers to expand their recycling services under the province’s extended producer responsibility program.
When Global Environmental Services failed, the processor left CRT messes at multiple sites in two states. Years later, with the former owner in prison, government officials are nearing the last of the warehouse cleanups.