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‘One for one’ project pairs new phones with old

Published: June 23, 2022
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Closing the Loop is partnering with Vodafone Germany to scale up its collection of broken phones in African countries for recycling. | Xolodan/Shutterstock

Vodafone and Closing the Loop have partnered together with the goal of recycling one used device from a country that lacks formal recycling capacity for every phone Vodafone sells in Germany.

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Here’s how local leaders feel about one state program

Published: June 23, 2022
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Electronics recycling collection event.

The Washington Department of Ecology asked over 100 governments to fill out a survey on e-scrap program effectiveness. | Susan Montgomery/Shutterstock

Washington state’s e-scrap program released a report outlining the sentiments of community officials when it comes to collection convenience and more. Meanwhile, Wisconsin’s E-Cycle program awarded a round of grant funding.

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Session focuses on recycling batteries big and small

Published: May 25, 2022
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Wireless headphones and charging case.

A presenter at NERC’s Spring 2022 Conference noted wireless headphones among the many battery-containing devices that are challenging for recycling processors. | aperturesound/Shutterstock

The looming wave of lithium-ion batteries that will need to be recycled generated an engaged discussion at the Northeast Recycling Council’s Spring 2022 Conference.

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Advancing bill ushers in ‘big change’ to state program

Published: May 25, 2022
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If the bill passes, South Carolina will be the second state to move to a clearinghouse-style EPR program. | Grindstone Media Group/Shutterstock

South Carolina’s legislature is working out the final details on a bill that eliminates weight targets for electronics collection and instead aims to give consumers easy access to drop off items.

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Service aims to reduce labor costs of scrap battery handling

Published: April 28, 2022
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Call2Recycle is offering a bulk collection service for battery recycling called OneDrum. | Courtesy of Call2Recycle

ERI facilities in California and Indiana will sort and ship out used batteries as part of a nationwide mixed-battery collection program from stewardship organization Call2Recycle.

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Survey shows 18% drop in unused household devices

Published: April 28, 2022
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Worker at an e-scrap facility raking shredded material.

Since Wisconsin’s electronics recycling law took effect in 2010, the DNR has conducted six statewide household recycling surveys. | Courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Fewer devices were sitting unused in Wisconsin homes in 2021 than three years prior, a report found.

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Hawaii County suspends e-scrap collection

Published: April 14, 2022
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E-scrap items set near a collection bin.

E-scrap program officials in Hawaii County, which encompasses the state’s Big Island, say a redesigned collection program will be rolled out sometime after July 1, 2022. | Alicia Fdez/Shutterstock

E-scrap collection on the Big Island of Hawaii is suspended due to a lack of funds, but the program will be redesigned and opened again later this year.

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Apple and other OEMs fund doorstep e-scrap pilot

Published: March 3, 2022
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Denver residents will have doorstep e-scrap collection thanks to a pilot program from Retrievr, Google, Apple, Amazon, Dell Technologies and Microsoft. | Arina P Habich/Shutterstock

Some of the technology world’s big names are funding an electronics collection effort in Denver, trying to boost recycling rates.

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