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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

May 2019

Leaders at ERI, EPC and the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) were quoted in a Wall Street Journal article (subscription required) about how Europe’s data protection laws affect U.S. processors.

Sioux Falls, S.C. company Millenium Recycling, which spun off the electronics processor Secure Enterprise Asset Management, is celebrating 20 years in business.

ServerMonkey, a technology company that provides ITAD services, announced it is a sponsor of the International Association of IT Asset Managers Annual Conference & Exhibition (IAITAM ACE) 2019.

APT Systems, a financial technology company, will acquire The Refining Company, a platform that facilitates e-scrap trading for individuals and companies.

Processor e-End hosted a delegation of Sri Lankan environmental professionals looking to learn about e-scrap processing in the U.S.

Ingram Micro ITAD integrated its BlueIQ asset tracking system with an IT management system developed by Eracent.

ITAD firm Christie Technology Corporation received the Major League Baseball (MLB) Jackie Robinson Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner Award.

Cobalt will provide secure disposal for electronic logging devices used by shipping company Trimble Transportation. The ITAD company noted that it will recycle components when possible.

CompuCycle released a video of the company’s new shredding and separation line.

The E-Reuse Network created an online video offering details on the organization’s platform.  

Securepairs.org formed as an organization to provide testimony in support of right-to-repair legislation.

April 2019

The Basel Action Network (BAN) called for a new Basel Convention guideline to be used in regulating exports of used electronics.

Device trade-in company Phobio launched reusable packaging for shipping laptop trade-ins.

Smart Metals Recycling rebranded, changing its name to SMR Worldwide.

Indiana Department of Environmental Management officials toured an ERI processing facility.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) passed its first transportation policy.

ITAD firm Liquid Technology will host an Earth Day event collecting end-of-life electronics.

Toshiba, in partnership with processor Close the Loop, recycled more than 504,000 pounds of e-scrap in 2018, the largest amount Toshiba reported in a single year.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources released its annual report charting trends in household ownership and disposal of electronic devices.

Cascade Asset Management is celebrating 20 years in business by hosting an open house with educational workshops, facility tours, demonstrations and information booths.

ERI has teamed up with Best Buy and the Brooklyn Public Library to open the first Teen Tech Center in New York City. Additionally, the Silicon Review named ERI to its annual 30 Fastest Growing Tech Companies list for 2019.

Circular CoLab founder Gina Lee wrote an electronics-focused recap of the Reverse Logistics Association’s annual conference.

Closed Loop Partners, an investment group funded by consumer goods companies, became an e-Stewards Enterprise partner.

Computers manufactured by Dell, HP and Lenovo received sustainability certification from TCO Certified.

Repair hub iFixit announced it has published 50,000 repair guides covering all manner of products, including consumer electronics.

The Northeast Recycling Council announced the winners of the State Electronics Challenge awards and reported the environmental benefits of 28 participating organizations.

March 2019

American Manganese, a lithium-ion battery recycling company, joined the Critical Materials Institute, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Curb My Clutter, an on-demand e-scrap and textiles collection service, added service areas in the Northeast.

CyberCrunch received a permit to provide on-site hard drive shredding in Delaware.

Eldan Recycling reported a strong increase in recycling equipment demand in 2018. The company cited global changes in waste management regulations as influencing the trend.

EnviroLeach raised more than $6 million from stock sales.

ITAD firm Information Systems Resources was awarded a contract with Premier Inc., which serves the healthcare industry, for end-of-life device management services.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) hired Holly Arthur as senior vice president. Arthur, who comes to ISRI from Portland Cement Association, will oversee communications, marketing, publications and other areas.

The U.S. Department of Energy opened registration for its Battery Recycling Prize, a $5.5 million award competition supporting lithium-ion battery recycling.

Exit Technologies published a write-up touching on several topics, including the importance of working with responsible recycling companies.

Repair hub iFixit published a teardown review of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10e, giving the devices a 3 out of 10 score for repairability.

Printer parts supplier Metrofuser launched PrintCycle, a program that collects and processes a variety of printers for recycling and reuse.

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association announced the Earth Month Challenge, which urges Canadians to recycle cell phones by providing prize money to schools.

The E-Cycle Washington state electronics recycling program collected 2.92 million pounds of e-scrap in January and February, 76 percent of the weight collected during that period a year ago.

EnviroLeach appointed Mel Lavitt to the company’s board of directors. Lavitt formerly served as director of Jabil Inc., with which Enviroleach has a partnership.

Radford Trading, which owns metal recycling businesses in West Virginia, applied for a permit to develop an e-scrap and scrap metals facility in Radford, Va.

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