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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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OEM and repair firm begin e-scrap outreach effort

Published: March 18, 2021
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Samsung corporate building in Milan, Italy.

Samsung supports collection of e-scrap of any brand at uBreakiFix U.S. locations, of which there are now 570. | Zigres / Shutterstock

Shortly after establishing an e-scrap collection partnership, Samsung and the repair-focused franchise uBreakiFix have launched a recycling awareness campaign.

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Battery processors lay out latest moves

Published: February 18, 2021
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Lithium batteries on white background.

Aqua Metals, a lead-acid battery technology company, is moving into the lithium-ion battery recycling business. | showcake/Shutterstock

A battery recycling company goes public, North American collection numbers are released, and a lead-acid battery technology company moves into the lithium-ion realm. Those announcements were made around National Battery Day today.

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ITAD service provider buys collection software company

Published: January 28, 2021
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In announcing the acquisition, Total Technology said the acquired software algorithm opens opportunities to connect OEMs with the end-of-life recycling process. | Minerva Studio/Shutterstock

Electronics processor Total Technology recently purchased a software company that provides information on e-scrap collection sites. The data is incorporated into apps for device manufacturers to share recycling information with consumers.

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Samsung supports franchise repair firm’s e-scrap collection

Published: December 3, 2020
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The sign of a UBreakIFix location in California.

In a partnership with Samsung, uBreakiFix will now accept a variety of electronics for recycling at its 550-plus U.S. storefronts. | David Tonelson/Shutterstock

Scrap electronics will be accepted free of charge for recycling at hundreds of uBreakiFix retail locations, through a new partnership with Samsung.

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Remote work drives another mail-based disposition program

Published: December 3, 2020
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Old laptops stacked together for recycling.

TES processes about 3 million electronic devices per year through its ITAD operations, which serve a variety of commercial clients. | dasytnik/Shutterstock

TES recently launched a device return program in collaboration with UPS, a response to office employees working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Takeaways from a battery collection initiative in Nigeria

Published: October 29, 2020
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Collect cellphone batteries for recycling.

Closing The Loop’s project accumulated about 11,000 pounds of batteries, primarily from mobile phones. | Orapruek/Shutterstock

Leaders of an effort to recycle mobile phone batteries collected from West Africa recently outlined challenges and successes during their 18-month pilot project.

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