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EPA lays out steps to bolster US recycling landscape

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In addition to the draft National Recycling Strategy, the EPA plans to release a list of national recycling goals this fall. | ThamKC/Shutterstock

A draft of the U.S. EPA’s National Recycling Strategy was published last week. The plan aims to foster a “stronger, more resilient and cost-effective” recycling system.

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ITAD firms weigh in on bank’s $60M data mismanagement fine

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The Treasury Department fine against Morgan Stanley was related to a 2016 decommissioning of two Wealth Management business data centers in the U.S., as well as ITAD vendor control management deficiencies in 2019. The company doesn’t believe any client information has been accessed or misused.| Ken Wolter/Shutterstock

The U.S. Treasury Department has issued a major fine to Morgan Stanley for improper management of drives. Executives in the electronics recovery sector say the case reaffirms the warnings they have been giving to corporate partners for years.

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The details on Apple’s lawsuit against GEEP Canada

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Apple alleges its damages total $30 million Canadian, deriving from lost profits from gray-markets sales and injury to Apple’s brand image and trademarks. | IRENE COLL INGLES/Shutterstock

Apple claims GEEP Canada employees hid Apple devices out of view of an e-scrap facility’s cameras, mislabeled devices as “copper bearings” for outbound shipping, and then received kickbacks for illegally reselling them.

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Export roundup: BAN accuses Dell; Thailand updates policy

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The Basel Action Network recently publicized a Thai government decision making official a previously announced ban on e-scrap imports. | KAMONRAT/Shutterstock

The Basel Action Network this week announced changes in an overseas e-scrap import policy, and the group said an OEM broke its own policies by shipping several low-value devices to Guatemala.

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Our top stories from September 2020

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News that a rare earth recycler had received federal funding caught attention last month. | Courtesy of Urban Mining Co.

Readers last month were most drawn to a story about a rare earth recycling venture that received nearly $30 million in federal backing. A new data center play from Sims also garnered clicks.

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