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ISRI recap: Exporters continue to face uncertainty

Published: April 26, 2023


A session at the ISRI Convention in Nashville, Tenn. featured (from left) moderator Jacqueline Lotzkar, Zhang Lin and Robin Cai. | Dan Leif/E-Scrap News

Last week’s Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Convention put a focus on two issues critical to the global side of the sector: the state of recycling in China and efforts to enhance shipping protocols. Continue Reading

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Mitsubishi invests in US, eyes smelter expansions

Published: April 5, 2023


A view of Mitsubishi Materials’ Naoshima Smelter and Refinery on Naoshima Island in Japan. | Courtesy of Mitsubishi Materials

Metals producer Mitsubishi Materials purchased a stake in a startup working to build a smelter in Indiana. Meanwhile, the company unveiled plans to substantially increase its e-scrap recycling capacity in Japan. Continue Reading

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Processor loses certification over exports to Asia

Published: March 22, 2023

Old printers for recycling.

The president of eGreen IT Solutions, Karin Harris, argues that her company should have been alerted after BAN determined it sent a printer to an unapproved immediate downstream processor. | KG Design/Shutterstock

Arizona-based eGreen IT Solutions was stripped of its e-Stewards certification after GPS trackers showed overseas printer shipments. The company says it did not “knowingly” break rules.  Continue Reading