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Connecticut boosts prices it pays to e-scrap firms

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Under Connecticut’s extended producer responsibility program, municipalities perform the bulk of e-scrap collections. | Suzanne-B/Shutterstock

Processing companies said multiple factors led them to raise recycling prices in Connecticut this year. Some cost pressures are unique to the state but others are being felt industry wide.

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Morgan Stanley faces lawsuits from ITAD data mishap

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Morgan Stanley says it has not detected unauthorized use of personal information related to the recent data security incidents. | Chim/Shutterstock

Financial institution Morgan Stanley recently told customers an ITAD vendor’s mistakes may have left personal information susceptible to misuse. Multiple clients have filed suit against the investment firm.

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Feds confirm they will stop buying used computers

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The U.S. GSA said canceling used or refurbished computer purchases supports the ongoing federal IT modernization initiative. | MarkGomez/Shutterstock

Despite hearing objections from refurbished equipment dealers, the U.S. General Services Administration will finalize its decision to halt government purchases of used and refurbished computers.

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Our top stories from July 2020

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An article about the growth of mail-in e-scrap collection during the pandemic was highly read in July. | mdbildes/Shutterstock

A perspective piece on rare earth recycling, the fallout from two failed CRT firms, a processor’s growth and mail-in collections drew readers’ attention last month.

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