Gold mining is historically important to North Carolina: It experienced America’s first gold rush in the early 1800s, and the Charlotte Mint was built to mint coins from all the gold coming out of the ground.
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The Basel Action Network has launched a commercial tracking service to monitor e-scrap flows, and its first customer is an OEM that was lambasted by the watchdog group over exports two years ago.
The organization that administers the R2 e-scrap recycling standard has elevated Corey Dehmey to the executive director role. He replaces John Lingelbach, whose exit from the group was announced earlier this year.
Legislation supporting retrievable storage as a downstream outlet for CRT glass has advanced in Illinois, and certification standards organizations are concerned – one may even consider withdrawing its program from the state.
A U.S. company has begun providing an e-scrap tracking service so processors and OEMs can see where their downstream vendors are sending devices. One processor is already regularly using the service.
Mexico may be America’s neighbor to the south, but in some ways, the e-scrap ecosystems in the two nations are worlds apart. And perhaps the biggest difference is the fact that in Mexico, an informal system of electronics collection and processing is well-established.