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Acquisition deepens Korea Zinc’s presence in US

Published: July 11, 2022
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Korea Zinc’s deal creates a vertically integrated global e-scrap entity that will control material from collection all the way through to final smelting. | Pavel Kapysh/Shutterstock

Metals giant Korea Zinc is set to control e-scrap recycling and secondary processing operations in the U.S. and Europe, striking a $332 million deal to acquire a majority stake in Igneo Technologies.
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SK ecoplant acquires global ITAD firm for $1 billion

Published: March 3, 2022
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TES Seattle location seen on Google Streetview

Newly acquired by SK ecoplant, TES was founded in Singapore in 2005 and has more than 40 facilities in 20 countries, including the Seattle location seen here. | Google Streetview

South Korean company SK ecoplant is expanding its footprint in the ITAD industry with an agreement to acquire TES for $1 billion.

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Study explores exposure to synthetic antioxidants

Published: February 17, 2022
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Researchers are calling for more research into the toxicity and risks of new types of antioxidants that e-scrap workers can become exposed to. | Jared Paben/Resource Recycling, Inc.

E-scrap facility workers are being exposed to new types of synthetic antioxidants used in plastics and rubbers, with unknown health consequences, according to recent research.

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Informal but integral

Published: September 18, 2017
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SEELAMPUR DISTRICT, NEW DELHI —

Off a narrow, sun-bleached alley, where the early summer heat stuns by mid-morning, Sakib Malik sits behind a desk in near darkness. Beside him, stacks of plastic casings from old CRT televisions arch toward the ceiling. He’s on the phone, amid another deal.

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Roundup of used electronics news around the world

Published: February 11, 2021
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Scrap electronics for recycling.

France has begun requiring manufacturers to label their electronic products with a repairability score. | S.Dashkevych/Shutterstock

France has started requiring electronics OEMs to calculate and disclose repairability scores to consumers, and officials in Malaysia raise concerns about recent e-scrap importation in that country.

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China sets import standards for select non-ferrous grades

Published: October 22, 2020
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Industry group ISRI said that updated import guidelines are an acknowledgement from China that scrap materials are products, not waste. | Maha Heang 245789/Shutterstock

Chinese authorities have published updated standards for imports of recovered brass, copper and aluminum. They’re set to go into effect on Nov. 1.

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Potential e-plastics export disruption on the horizon

Published: January 16, 2020
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In April, the Chinese government will enact new requirements for pellet imports. | Piyathep/Shutterstock

Officials in Beijing are set to enact new requirements around the purity of recycled plastic pellets imported into China, which could disrupt international markets for U.S. e-plastics.
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