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Industry Announcements


E-Scrap News highlights the latest announcements from industry companies and organizations. If your business or group has a development to share, email

E-Scrap Industry Updates

June 2017

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries is celebrating its 30th anniversary and published a timeline of major events in the organization’s history.

LG Electronics has been recognized by the Green Electronics Council for the manufacturer’s efforts in supply chain sustainability.

Nonprofit documentary film organization Extending the Link has released a video about global scrap electronics issues, and it includes interviews with with a variety of industry stakeholders.

Consulting and auditing firm Greeneye Partners has released a list of common issues it identifies when auditing electronics recycling facilities.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries has released a new toolkit in advance of the 2017 Safety Stand-Down Day, which will take place June 14.

Reverse supply chain management firm Re-Teck has released a statement regarding President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord.

Battery Solutions, a company that collects, sorts and recycles batteries, has hired a vice president of operations, who will work out of the company’s Howell, Mich. headquarters.

Middletown, Ohio-based Cohen Electronics announced it will open a new IT asset management subsidiary.

Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) has reported additional firms in Latin America and the Middle East have achieved R2 certification.

As of this year, the Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) has been recycling electronics for 10 years in Saskatchewan, 10 years in British Columbia, five years in Quebec and five years in Manitoba.

Medley, Fla.-based GRC Wireless, which runs and other websites, is celebrating 15 years in business and the recycling of more than seven million phones.

May 2017

Sarah Cade of PC Rebuilders & Recyclers (PRCC) and Mike Cheslock of DestructData have started a new company called E-Reuse Services, which will specialize in data destruction and reuse consulting services.

ProfitGuard has released a redesigned platform. The company provides business credit information to the metals industry, including for e-scrap recycling businesses.

San Diego-headquartered CP Manufacturing, one of the CP Group companies, is celebrating 40 years of supplying equipment and processing solutions to the recycling industry.

The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) has opened manufacturer registration for its new mobile phone category, which will launch in July.

The Closed Loop Foundation has launched a new study that aims to quantify the investments needed to achieve a circular economy and is seeking input from a broad range of industry stakeholders.

April 2017

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries launched the International Scrap Trade Database, providing information on the global flow of recyclables. The organization also released an updated version of its ISRI Mobile app.

Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) is seeking representatives of the mobile device industry to serve on the R2 electronics recycling standard technical advisory committee (TAC).

The e-Stewards Leadership Council, an advisory body for the electronics recycling standard, has added new members. They include five recyclers/refurbishers, one enterprise representative, one government/associations representative and one international representative.

Nearly 900 IT asset disposition industry professionals attended the 2017 National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) conference and expo. Additionally, at the NAID conference, the organization selected its 2017-18 board members, including Eric Haas of Automated Records Management Systems to serve as president.

The National Cyber Security Alliance and the Better Business Bureau released a list of “digital spring cleaning” tips to help people avoid being targeted by cybercrime, including properly destroying data on old devices.