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Data shows e-scrap disposal increase in one state

Published: December 23, 2021
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Electronics collected for recycling in a bin.

Cascadia Consulting Group estimated Washington residents and businesses threw away 41,441 tons of electronics in the 2020-21 audit period. | Photographee.eu/Shutterstock

As COVID-19 took hold and e-scrap collection opportunities were canceled, the public began trashing a lot more of their electronics in Washington state, according to recently reported figures.

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TerraCycle and processor launch device collection services

Published: December 9, 2021
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TerraCycle's EasyPak program box sample.

This summer, TerraCycle’s EasyPak program launched mail-in serialized data destruction and electronics recycling services for businesses. | Courtesy of TerraCycle

TerraCycle has launched collection programs that will feed businesses’ used electronics to Clean Earth for data destruction and recycling. Clean Earth also recently announced its own mail-in option.

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Project tests giving ‘eco-credits’ to incentivize recycling

Published: November 11, 2021
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CIRC4Life project with reverse vending machine for electronics recycling.

During the 12-month pilot study, over 200 people deposited 590 devices weighing over 1,000 pounds total. | Courtesy of Nottingham Trent University

An $8.4 million, multi-year project in Europe found that providing incentives directly to consumers can impact the recycling rates of mobile devices.

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Waste Management significantly boosts e-scrap collections

Published: October 28, 2021
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Various obsolete electronics for recycling.

Waste Management sends scrap electronics to a network of certified e-scrap processors for refurbishment and recycling. | photka/Shutterstock

In 2020, nationwide hauler Waste Management collected more scrap electronics and lamps than it had in years, according to the company’s sustainability report.

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Philadelphia digital equity project adds mail-in option

Published: September 30, 2021
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The Done with IT program will provide a mail-in donation option for residents within a 50-mile radius of the city. | Andrea Izzotti / Shutterstock

An effort to move used devices into the hands of people in need has been underway in Philadelphia since last year. Now, a partnership will add another collection option for residents seeking to donate electronics.

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Firm’s strategy for electric-vehicle batteries? Partner up

Published: June 4, 2021
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EV car lithium battery pack.

HOBI International will collaborate with battery recycling company Retriev Technologies on collection of EV batteries throughout North America. | Sergii Chernov / Shutterstock

Electronics recycling processor HOBI International has struck a deal with a downstream recycler to handle more lithium batteries from electric vehicles (EVs).

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