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.
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.
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.
Electronics recycling processor HOBI International has struck a deal with a downstream recycler to handle more lithium batteries from electric vehicles (EVs).
A newly launched service will track used electronics leaving enterprises’ loading docks, helping companies recover equipment that’s lost or stolen before arrival at an ITAD facility.