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Pollution issues threaten Glencore smelter in Canada

Published: October 12, 2022
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Glencore's Horne smelter aerial view.

Glencore’s Horne smelter is facing public concerns over air pollution. | Courtesy of Glencore

The top government official in Quebec suggested public concerns over air pollution could lead the province to close Glencore’s Horne smelting site, a key downstream for North America’s e-scrap.

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Japanese metals giant buys Canadian e-scrap processor

Published: August 4, 2022
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JX Nippon Mining and Metals logo on phone screen.

Global metals player JX Nippon has purchased Canadian e-scrap processor eCycle Solutions. | IgorGolovniov/Shutterstock

Japanese company JX Nippon Mining and Metals has purchased one of Canada’s largest e-scrap companies, eCycle Solutions. It’s the second example in the past month of an Asian smelting giant acquiring North American e-scrap operations to ensure a steady supply of feedstock.

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Survey shows households have fewer unwanted devices

Published: July 28, 2022
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Electronics on a desk.

A Canadian survey found computers, TVs and cell phones were the three most common types of electronics households had to dispose of. | Valeri Potapova/Shutterstock

Canadian authorities say the percentage of households disposing of unwanted computers, printers, TVs, audio/visual equipment and cell phones continued to drop last year.

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Quantum acquisitions part of push to move beyond recycling

Published: February 17, 2022
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Quantum's Brampton, Ontario facility.

With its acquisition of TechReset, Quantum Lifecycle Partners will add staff to its Brampton, Ontario ITAD facility. | Courtesy of Quantum Lifecycle Partners

Two recent actions by Quantum Lifecycle Partners deepen the Canadian processor’s involvement in the reuse business and expand its ITAD customer base.

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