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E-Scrap Industry Updates

News from Gizmogo, TCO Development and more

California-based Gizmogo has recycled or put to reuse 25,000 phones, laptops, tablets, drones and game consoles since its launch in early 2019. 

The Global Recycling Standards Organization’s Board of Directors approved a new membership program for RIOS, the Recycling Industry Operating Standard.

Certification standards organization TCO Development published a report to help IT buyers avoid greenwashing and false claims. 

ITAD services provider TES won a Microsoft Authorised Refurbisher (MAR) Partner Innovation Award and was a finalist in two categories in the Reuters Events’ Responsible Business Awards for 2020. 

 

Read more recent announcements below or in our archive:

May 2021

Arkansas approved a law aiming to standardize how end-of-life electronics are managed by creating a single statewide e-scrap management system.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries announced that Adina Renee Adler, its vice president of advocacy, was reappointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee.

Certification body Orion Registrar has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute’s National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for the R2v3 Standard. Orion Registrar is the first certification body accredited by ANAB for R2v3.

Harsco, which owns Clean Earth, published its 2020 environmental, social and governance report, which noted the company recycled 6,514 metric tons of e-scrap last year.   

Intel published its 2021 corporate responsibility report, noting that of the devices returned through its reverse logistics system, 56% were recovered for reuse and refurbishment.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) announced $500,000 in available funding for rural electronics recycling grants. 

Processor C2 Management joined The Electronics Reuse & Recycling Alliance (TERRA).

The Global Electronics Council released the results of compliance audits for its Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registry, covering computers and displays, imaging equipment, servers and TVs. The organization also issued a call for experts to serve on ad hoc groups exploring recycling, reuse and other issues related to wearable devices.

e-Stewards will host a webinar discussing two efforts to limit e-scrap exports: the Secure e-Waste Export and Recycling Act, and a push for the U.S. government to ratify the Basel Convention.

Norway-headquartered equipment supplier Tomra announced the company has selected Tove Anderson as its next CEO, replacing Stefan Ranstrand.

Universal Recycling Technologies (URT) announced that Jeff Gloyd, the company’s vice president of sales and marketing, is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. 

Equipment supplier Eriez shared details on the company’s recently expanded Erie, Pa. facility.

Precious metals refiner Gannon & Scott launched a new website.

Reverse logistics company Global Resale was recognized with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category, for the company’s U.K. location.

Battery recycling firm Li-Cycle launched a podcast that will focus on news, trends and innovations in clean technology.

Repair.org is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to take enforcement action on companies that have warranty policies violating federal law, which typically allows repairs to be made with third-party parts without voiding a product’s warranty.

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