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Midwest city reports lower e-scrap collections and expenses

Published: July 21, 2022
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Program officials pointed to a 21% year-over-year reduction in total TV drop-offs, as well as a shift from CRTs to flat-screen TVs in the end-of-life stream. | James Meyer/Shutterstock

The city of Milwaukee collected 14% less e-scrap at its drop-off centers last year than the year before, marking the continuation of a trend of falling collection weights.

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DARPA selects teams for critical metals R&D

Published: July 21, 2022
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E-scrap piled for recycling

Researchers will target minerals typically lost in current recovery processes. | Huguette Roe/Shutterstock

Three teams have been selected for a U.S. military project to develop technologies for recovering critical metals found in low volumes in e-scrap.

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Gartner: Shipments of PCs collapse during second quarter

Published: July 14, 2022
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Computer towers gathered for recycling.

Several supply chain squeezes could mean e-scrap recyclers and ITAD companies face a reduction in available equipment to process. | Fedor Sidorov/Shutterstock

Shipments of new PCs tumbled during the second quarter, according to market research firm Gartner. That could reflect a slowdown in computer replacement cycles, meaning decreased supply available for ITAD and e-scrap companies.  Continue Reading

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South Carolina e-scrap overhaul signed into law 

Published: July 14, 2022
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E-scrap collection in South Carolina is set to undergo some major modifications. | Jon Bilous/Shutterstock

South Carolina’s e-scrap program will be seeing significant changes in the coming year after the governor signed House Bill 4775 into law.  Continue Reading

Acquisition deepens Korea Zinc’s presence in US

Published: July 11, 2022
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Korea Zinc’s deal creates a vertically integrated global e-scrap entity that will control material from collection all the way through to final smelting. | Pavel Kapysh/Shutterstock

Metals giant Korea Zinc is set to control e-scrap recycling and secondary processing operations in the U.S. and Europe, striking a $332 million deal to acquire a majority stake in Igneo Technologies.
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