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Resale market powers revenue boost for Texas company

Published: April 1, 2021
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Echo’s resale gross profit was $9.5 million in 2020, more than double the prior year’s. | Ari N/Shutterstock

A family of Dallas-area electronics processors enjoyed surging revenues and profits from the device resale business last year while the commodities recycling business grew at a slower rate.

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Details on a fast-growing recycling and ITAD group

Published: March 19, 2020
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By acquiring CExchange, Echo Consolidated Holdings Group will now offer customers a full suite of services. | fizkes/Shutterstock

Echo Consolidated Holdings Group, a family of Dallas-area electronics recycling, ITAD and IT services companies, recently expanded into the mobile phone trade-in business by acquiring CExchange.

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Lawmakers revive bill to restrict e-scrap exports

Published: June 28, 2019
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Previous iterations of the Secure E-Waste Export and Recycling Act have struggled to gain traction. | Sreytoch Lann/Shutterstock

Federal legislators have reintroduced legislation banning exports of untested, non-working electronics, a move that could significantly alter the way that many e-scrap companies handle material.

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OEMs and processors join global e-scrap partnership

Published: March 25, 2021
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The Circular Electronics Partnership is being facilitated by a handful of organizations, including the Global Electronics Council and the World Economic Forum. | Iryna Imago/Shutterstock

Dell, Glencore, Microsoft and Sims are among the founding collaborators of the Circular Electronics Partnership, a new initiative focused on boosting recovery and reuse of electronics.

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Analysis details costs of a state’s e-scrap regulations

Published: March 25, 2021
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The draft rules in Wisconsin will boost government oversight of e-scrap processors, with a goal of preventing expensive e-scrap cleanups. | Michail Petrov/Shutterstock

Wisconsin’s draft e-scrap regulations will mean added expenses for businesses, but the bulk of the costs will fall on OEMs, not e-scrap processors, according to a state analysis.

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Recycletronics exec pleads guilty to CRT charges

Published: March 25, 2021
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A former e-scrap company owner faces potential prison time, fines and supervised release following any prison time served. | Zolnierek/Shutterstock

The leader of a company that stockpiled CRT materials in the Midwest has pleaded guilty to criminal charges of storing and stockpiling hazardous waste, federal prosecutors announced this week.

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