Repair is a growing portion of the e-scrap field, and experts predict it will continue to increase as companies learn the revenue that can be realized by reusing rather than shredding certain good-quality components.
In his Sept. 14 op-ed piece, Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) Executive Director John Lingelbach expresses the belief that Basel Action Network’s (BAN) publishing of export tracking data, including the names of companies that handled each tracker in its chain of export, is irresponsible without extensive and costly investigations completed prior to release of data.
Former employees of E-Waste Systems have yet to be paid over $240,000 in court-ordered compensation. Meanwhile, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently took action against the short-lived publicly traded company.
Ferrous and non-ferrous metals recovered from electronics and other sources have been volatile of late. Such uncertainty could continue as China considers limits on taking in some metal grades.
Around 1,200 electronics recovery professionals gathered last week for North America’s largest sector event. Our photo slideshow offers a taste of the networking, education and industry connection that took place over three busy days.
There was some level of OEM influence in an e-scrap company’s decision to send tens of millions of pounds of CRT glass to the ill-fated Closed Loop Refining and Recovery, statements from Kuusakoski and Sony show.