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BHS-Sonthofen focuses on e-scrap offerings

Published: February 29, 2024
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BHS-Sonthofen offers a series of equipment that can be put together to process batteries. | Courtesy of BHS-Sonthofen

Equipment supplier BHS-Sonthofen is highlighting equipment that recovers metals from e-scrap at a global environmental technology trade show this year in Munich.  Continue Reading

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Umicore announces lower 2023 recycling revenues

Published: February 29, 2024
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Umicore’s recycling division saw its adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization fall 30% year over year. | Gualtiero Boffi/Shutterstock

Metals mining and smelter company Umicore described its recycling business as “resilient” in 2023, noting it was “below the exceptional performance” of the year before but still above pre-2020 levels.  Continue Reading

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Processor employs robotics to process robotics

Published: February 29, 2024
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Robotic sorting systems that have reached end of life are being processed by ITAD firm First America. | Courtesy of First America

Robotic sorting systems are increasingly making their way into e-scrap and ITAD facilities, where they help categorize, sort and even disassemble devices. Now, they’re entering one processor’s facilities as part of the end-of-life stream. Continue Reading

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Sims resells more devices, driving higher profits

Published: February 21, 2024
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Sims Lifecycle Services repurposed 2.5 million devices during the 2024 fiscal half-year, up 39% from the half-year prior. | Rattanapong/Shutterstock

Global ITAD firm Sims Lifecycle Services repurposed 700,000 more devices in the first half of its 2024 fiscal year compared with the prior-year period, representing the third year in a row of significant growth in device volume. Continue Reading

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Canadian rare earth magnet recyclers awarded grants

Published: February 21, 2024
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Geomega Resources and NeoCtech will both receive funding through NGen’s Global Innovation Cluster grant program | Zerbor/Shutterstock

Canadian industry-led nonprofit NGen awarded 86.7 million Canadian dollars ($64.2 million US dollars) in grants for 15 advanced manufacturing projects in Canada, including two rare-earth magnet recyclers.  Continue Reading

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Report: Device trade-ins bring record-high value

Published: February 21, 2024
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Consumers received back billions of dollars of value from their mobile device trade-ins in 2023, a report found. | Maxx Studio/Shutterstock

The value returned to consumers for their used mobile device trade-ins hit a record high $4.3 billion in 2023, thanks to strong demand for new devices, a bump in the worth of old smartphones and other factors. Continue Reading

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