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New Total Reclaim CEO: ‘I believe in the redemption story’

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Total Reclaim’s staff has been cut in half in recent years as the company dealt with fallout from an export scandal.

A West Coast processor that earlier this year saw its founders sentenced to prison is now being led by Bobby Farris, who has worked for a variety of recycling companies. He says the firm’s brand can be rebuilt. Continue Reading

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Leaders dive into batteries, OEM relationships and more

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The 17th annual E-Scrap Conference kicked off Monday at the Hilton Orlando in Florida. | E-Scrap Conference/Brian Adams Photography.

On the opening day of the E-Scrap Conference and Trade Show, a series of workshops brought attendees up to speed on some of the most critical topics in electronics recovery.

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Here’s the plan for cleaning up one major CRT stockpile

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About 8 million pounds of TVs are stored on pallets at the former GES site in Winchester, Ky. | Courtesy of Kentucky Division of Waste Management.

In Kentucky, a treatment additive will be mixed into millions of pounds of leaded CRT glass, allowing for relatively cheap disposal of the problematic material in a non-hazardous waste landfill.

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