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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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Global ITAD company joins e-scrap ‘offset’ program

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Ingram Micro’s ITAD division has cut a check to fund the collection and recycling of an estimated 12,000 phones from African countries. | Anton Starikov/Shutterstock

Ingram Micro has partnered with Dutch company Closing the Loop to recycle scrap phones from Africa, the first step in what’s expected to become a deeper collaboration.

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Northeast firm grows by focusing solely on data management

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Glenn Laga, president and CEO of Guardian Data Destruction. | Screenshot of Guardian Data Destruction video.

Guardian Data Destruction, which offers on-site data destruction services but no actual processing, is expanding and looking at opportunities to fill emerging data security needs. The company’s leader recently spoke about current trends in asset management.

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