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Procurement program funds African e-scrap recycling

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Dutch company Closing the Loop buys scrap phones from local collectors in Africa. | Photo by Closing the Loop, provided courtesy of TCO Development

Sustainability certification organization TCO Development launched a program through which purchases of new electronics will fund e-scrap recycling in developing countries.

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COVID-19 spurs temporary certification changes

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Overview of an e-scrap facility.

Leaders at both R2 and e-Stewards cited safety concerns for recycling and refurbishing operations as well as the auditors that visit them. | Courtesy R2 Corporation

The administrators of e-scrap standards are adjusting auditing and certification procedures in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. R2 and e-Stewards both published guidance on the temporary policies this week.

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MRM and Ingram Micro pledge support for e-Stewards

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Ingram Micro committed to having all of its processing facilities achieve e-Stewards certification within three years. | POP-THAILAND/Shutterstock

A nationwide electronics stewardship group has agreed to make its best effort to only contract with e-Stewards-certified processors. Meanwhile, a global ITAD firm will seek e-Stewards certification for all its facilities.

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Tool helps ‘sell the benefits’ of recycling and reuse

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Makor's Customer Impact Portal provides a variety of types of information to material generators. | Image courtesy of Makor Solutions

Makor’s Customer Impact Portal provides a variety of types of information to material generators. | Image courtesy of Makor Solutions

A new offering from Makor Solutions allows organizations shipping used electronics to processors to track the environmental upsides of diverting material from disposal.

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