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Details on a Canadian e-plastics operation

Published: February 4, 2021
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Inside the BoMet facility.

BoMET is one of a number of North American companies that saw that opportunity and are investing to expand their e-plastics processing capacity. | Courtesy of BoMET Polymer Solutions

BoMET Polymer Solutions is actively sourcing e-plastics from electronics recycling firms for the company’s Ontario processing facility, where it produces pellets and regrind for sale to manufacturers.

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Groups question US-Canada Basel plastics arrangement

Published: December 17, 2020
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Cargo shipping containers.

Because the U.S. is not a party to the Basel Convention, exports to the 180-plus countries that are parties to the convention will be more complicated, or may even be prohibited by local laws. | AnkaFed/Shutterstock

The U.S. government has made public an agreement with Canada to continue shipments of scrap plastic, including e-plastics, despite global regulations tightening next year. Environmental advocates are troubled by the deal.

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In My Opinion: Big changes make for bigger opportunities

Mixed e-scrap gathered for recycling.

EPRA helps prevent electronics from ending up in landfills by providing Canadian businesses and citizens of Ontario access to secure and convenient electronics recycling options through over 2,500 drop-off locations. | cate_89/Shutterstock

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Canadian project will divert e-scrap into city infrastructure

Published: November 12, 2020
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Scrap electronics piled for recycling.

Nokia and Greener Acres Canada are partnering to use over 48,000 tons of e-scrap in manufacturing “smart” utility poles. | vladdon/Shutterstock

A partnership between a wireless network provider and electronics processor will use end-of-life devices to produce new “smart” utility poles.

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The details on Apple’s lawsuit against GEEP Canada

Published: October 8, 2020
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Exterior of an Apple store.

Apple alleges its damages total $30 million Canadian, deriving from lost profits from gray-markets sales and injury to Apple’s brand image and trademarks. | IRENE COLL INGLES/Shutterstock

Apple claims GEEP Canada employees hid Apple devices out of view of an e-scrap facility’s cameras, mislabeled devices as “copper bearings” for outbound shipping, and then received kickbacks for illegally reselling them.

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Processor installs e-plastics sorting line

Published: June 25, 2020
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Recycling equipment in the eCycle Solutions facility.

A view of the recently installed e-plastics sorting and washing line at eCycle Solutions. | Courtesy of eCycle Solutions

A major North American e-scrap company has invested approximately $1.5 million into a plastics cleanup line, partly to get ahead of tighter international rules on plastics exports.

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Canadian province to add device categories to program

Published: June 4, 2020
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Electronics for recycling.

A leader with ARMA said the expansion is expected to basically double the amount of covered material handled each day, bringing in an additional 12,300 metric tons per year. | gabriel12/Shutterstock

As Alberta’s electronics recycling program looks to grow, e-scrap processors are planning to buy equipment and hire staff to handle an expected doubling of incoming tons.

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