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E-Scrap Industry UpdatesIndustry Announcements

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

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.

March 2017

Ameri-Shred has added a shredder capable of handling solid state drives, cell phones, tablets, memory cards, thumb drives, circuit boards and other devices.

EPEAT has announced the winners of its 2017 purchaser awards, which recognize leadership in the procurement of sustainable IT products.

Commonwealth Computer Recycling changed its name to CyberCrunch and adopted a new logo.

Tech Dump has named Darin Anderson as recycling manager for the company’s St. Paul, Minn. location.

February 2017

SSI Shredding Systems has hired Paul Breithaupt as the company’s new director of engineering.

Eriez announced the company will celebrate its 75th anniversary this year, and the separation equipment manufacturer is publishing an updated book to tell the company story.

Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) has added a new R2 Articles and Knowledge Base page to its website.