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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

March 2018

Dynamic Recycling’s CEO, Miles Harter, and president, Curt Greeno, received a Wisconsin Small Business Persons of the Year award and will be honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) board has voted to merge with Professional Records & Information Services Management (PRISM) International, a trade association for the commercial information management industry. NAID members will be asked to ratify the merger in an upcoming electronic vote.

CyberCrunch will donate refurbished laptops to seniors, students and other people in need in Westmoreland County, Pa.

Dynamic Recycling received an “outstanding achievement in recycling” award from the Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin.

The E-Cycle Washington program released its monthly collection report, showing February 2018 collections were 80.6 percent of the weight collected during the same month a year earlier.

Emerging Technologies in Occupational Health and the Environment (ÉCOLE) will put on a one-day workshop at Louisiana State University covering global e-scrap movements, chemicals associated with scrap electronics, health hazards and more.

ERI and data privacy company CSR have offered comments on a U.S. Supreme Court case related to privacy breaches and how it could increase the number of data breach lawsuits.

Fair Trade Recycling founder Robin Ingenthron has launched a fundraiser as part of the E-Waste Offset program, which collects e-scrap from localities in Africa and ships it to Spain for recycling.

Recycled aluminum alloy producers have formed the Aluminum Recyclers Council (ARC), with initial board representation from Continental Aluminum, Custom Alloy Sales, Metal Exchange Corp., Superior Aluminum Alloys, The Sanford Organization and Spectro Alloys Corp.

American Manganese, a Canadian company developing a lithium-ion battery recycling technology, has signed a contract for roughly 2.3 million Canadian dollars to continue its research and build a pilot processing facility.

Battery stewardship group Call2Recycle Canada has been certified to the R2 electronics recycling standard.

Cascade Asset Management on April 11 will hold an open house at the company’s recently expanded Indianapolis processing facility.

EnviroLeach Technologies, which developed a environmentally friendly alternative to traditional leaching processes for extracting precious metals from e-scrap, was selected as one of four finalists for #DisruptMining 2018.

The e-Stewards Leadership Council has appointed a new member: Brooks Hoffman, who works for Iron Mountain’s Secure eWaste and IT Asset Disposition (SITAD) service.

Esticast Research and Consulting predicts the lithium-ion battery recycling market will experience a compound annual growth rate of 30.5 percent from 2018 to 2025.

Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) has released an addendum to the R2 Guidance Document to answer common questions about R2’s application to mobile phone refurbishment and reuse.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries has published a year-end report on scrap industry developments in 2017.

The International Data Corporation released its findings that global smartphone shipments declined by 0.5 percent in 2017, the first decline since the devices came on the market, and global shipments of PCs declined 2.7 percent.

The ReVolv Project will hold a public demonstration of the Votechnik ALR 3000 mechanical LCD separation equipment at a metals recycling facility in Kilbeggan, Ireland.

February 2018

Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP), which manages the TechCollect national e-scrap collection service, has appointed Warren Overton as its new CEO.

Call2Recycle is increasing its battery recycling outreach to coincide with National Battery Day, which will be observed on Feb. 18.

The Measurement Matters Summit, which will take place Feb. 27-March 1 in Chattanooga, Tenn., announced it is offering a live streaming option for officials who can’t attend in person.

Sunnking has released a fact sheet with figures on scrap electronics generation and recycling.

ERI has named Anna Marie Francello as its senior director of strategy and business development.

Hyla Mobile has released full-year 2017 data on smartphone trade-ins.

International Data Corporation (IDC) reports 2017 saw a less than 1 percent decline in the number of new smartphones shipped compared with 2016. IDC estimates sales of detachable tablets increased 1.6 percent year over year.

Comprenew, a nonprofit e-scrap operation, has joined the e-Stewards Digital Equity Program.

Organizers of the International Electronics Recycling Congress released a summary of this year’s event, which was held Jan. 17-19 in Salzburg, Austria.

Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS) has released a white paper that offers a collection of tips on how to strengthen security practices in ITAD programs.

Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) published figures on the growth of its R2 certification standard by region, indicating Asia has seen the fastest growth rate in certified facilities.

January 2018

ERI has announced its co-founder, Kevin Dillon, spoke alongside Linda Li of Li Tong Group at the International Electronics Recycling Congress 2018 last week. ERI also announced it participated in an electronics collection event focused on the theater community in New York City.

RENEW has hired David Koziol as vice president of sales and marketing operations and Armand Lewis, Jr. as director of sales, business development.

Gartner has released a report finding worldwide PC shipments fell 2.8 percent in 2017. The International Data Corporation released its own report with different findings, indicating PC shipments fell 0.2 percent during the year.

The Green Electronics Council has announced it will make changes to its EPEAT registry this year, adding servers and updating the category of PCs and displays.

Repair hub iFixit has released a teardown guide and review for the iMac Pro.

The U.S. EPA announced that up to $3 million in grants are now available for locally focused environmental education efforts.

ERI announced it is working with the Consumer Technology Association and Samsung Electronics America to hold an e-scrap collection event in Las Vegas in anticipation of the upcoming CES 2018 conference. CES takes place Jan. 9-12.

Li Tong Group has announced its chief strategy officer, Linda Li, will speak at the 2018 International Electronics Recycling Congress, which will be held Jan. 17-19 in Salzburg, Austria.

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