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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 [email protected].

E-Scrap Industry Updates

October 2017

ERI announced its executive chairman, John Shegerian, presented on the circular economy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce annual business delegation tour.

The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) is accepting nominations for multiple positions on its board of directors.

Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) has released tips on handling lithium batteries, noting they’re quickly becoming the “next big concern.” SERI also announced the transition period for its new auditor training program has ended, meaning all auditors must now complete the training and pass a test to be eligible to conduct R2 audits.

ERI held an e-scrap collection event focused on recovering electronics from the theater industry in New York City.

Sustainable Electronics Recycling International announced there are more than 700 companies certified to its R2 standard, and they’re operating in 30 countries. SERI also announced its support for United Nations University’s E-Waste Academy.

September 2017

Sims Metal Management, parent company for Sims Municipal Recycling, is celebrating 100 years in the recycling business.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) released its sixth-annual Scrap Yearbook. In addition, at its fall board meeting in November, the ISRI Board of Directors will consider reclassifying “clean, dry double-polycoat food packages” in its scrap specifications.

Houston-based CompuCycle, which provides end-of-life IT asset management services, has expanded its focus to work with local, national and global corporations.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) announced the release of its sixth-annual ISRI Scrap Yearbook.

Samsung Electronics America and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America have again partnered for the third-annual Climate Superstars Challenge, a contest that covers electronics recycling and other environmentally friendly activities.

ERI President John Shegerian spoke at the China International E-Waste Conference in Shanghai. Shegerian also commented on a lawsuit against Equifax for its recent data breach, calling the legal action the “tip of the iceberg” for data security lawsuits. ERI also announced its co-founder, Kevin Dillon, recently spoke at an event in support of California’s Senate Bill 100, a clean energy initiative.

Repair resource iFixit has opened a location in Canada that will allow the company to ship orders domestically to Canadian customers.

Industrial Magnetics, Inc. has acquired Javelin Manufacturing, a Fort Wayne, Ind. company that makes eddy current separators and other equipment.

Precious metals refiner Gannon & Scott will showcase its new TRu3TecTM Thermal Reduction system for recovering precious metals from e-scrap at the International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS) symposium in October.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) reelected David Borsuk of Sadoff Iron & Metal Co. and Colin Kelly of Schnitzer Steel Industries to its board, and it elected a new board member, Adam Dumes of Cohen Recycling. In addition, ISRI announced that it has teamed up with law enforcement to fight scrap materials theft.

Fair Trade Recycling issued a briefing on the completion of’s 2017 Recycling Ambassadors program, which sends U.S. university interns to apprentice under electronics reuse technicians or recyclers in other countries.

IT asset disposition company Liquid Technology has been ranked on Inc. magazine’s annual list of the top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies.

Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) plans to release an updated version of the R2 Marketing Toolkit this month.

August 2017

HOBI International has received the 2016 AT&T Supplier Sustainability Award in the Reverse Logistics and Circular Economy category.

Sprint’s 1Million Project will provide devices and wireless connections to 180,000 low-income students around the country starting during this upcoming school year. Used phones can be donated to raise funds to support the charitable program.

Cascade Asset Management and Wisconsin’s Department of Administration have renewed a contract for Cascade to provide recycling and ITAD services for a variety of public agencies statewide.

Sims Metals Management, parent of electronics recycling company Sims Recycling Solutions, announced top personnel changes, including the hiring of a new group CEO.

The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) has published keynote presentations delivered at its 2017 Product Stewardship Forum. The keynotes were by John Coyne of the Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance and Scott Cassel of PSI.

The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) has appointed Vlad Vasak of K2 Partners to its board of directors.

Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) has published tips on avoiding a lapse in R2 certification.