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Want a more efficient operation? Here are some tips

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2019 E-Reuse Conference panel.

Cedric Carter (left) speaks during a session at the 2019 E-Reuse Conference. Rike Sandlin (center) and Bob McCarthy look on. | Dan Leif/Resource Recycling, Inc.

In sessions at last week’s E-Reuse Conference in Texas, a number of industry veterans detailed concepts that can help e-scrap and ITAD companies run leaner, more profitable plants.

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Processor: Lithium-ion battery troubles go beyond collection

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Close-up of a Li-ion battery.

Regulators are looking at lithium-ion battery labeling requirements, but improper collection of the batteries is just one of their recycling challenges. | Allyson Kitts/Shutterstock

California officials are considering regulating lithium-ion battery labels, but an e-scrap processor says they’re missing a bigger issue: Battery-containing electronics are increasingly expensive to process.

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In My Opinion: In CRT mess, let’s protect the good guys

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A current lawsuit focuses on which stakeholders are responsible when CRTs are stockpiled rather than properly recycled.Boonchuay1970 / Shutterstock

We may have gotten it all wrong. After almost two decades spent on setting up a policy framework to ensure that CRT TVs and monitors were sent to proper recycling channels, millions and millions of pounds of CRTs are instead stacked in warehouses across the country. Continue Reading

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How one processor went global and kept costs in check

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Processor EPC expanded globally in a relatively short period of time using a partnership model. | Pushish Images/Shutterstock

ITAD firms are increasingly asked to provide international service for their customers, but that can be an expensive endeavor. A Midwest-based processor recently laid out the benefits of partnering with foreign service providers.

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