Several recyclers have been formally convicted in New York state for illegally processing and disposing of hundreds of tons of e-scrap, the result of an investigation that started in 2015. Continue Reading
On Friday, T-Mobile asked a judge to order Belmont Trading to pay the $6.08 million that the wireless giant says it’s owed. On Tuesday, Belmont Trading filed for bankruptcy protection. Continue Reading
Copper recycler Aurubis says an audit that’s underway will reveal just how much valuable metal has been stolen from its Hamburg, Germany smelter. It could be hundreds of millions of dollars worth. Continue Reading
At his current rate, the former CEO of 5R Processors will fully pay off his $2 million in court-ordered e-scrap abandonment restitution in roughly 1,200 years. Knowing that, Wisconsin lawmakers just approved allocating another $2 million in public funds to clean up the mess. Continue Reading
A complaint to the U.S. International Trade Commission by one of the world’s biggest smartphone companies seeks to halt imports of some aftermarket screens into the U.S., threatening the supply of parts to independent repair shops. Continue Reading
Kevin Shibilski, who led Wisconsin-based 5R Processors, was sentenced to 33 months in prison for a tax crime. The action was part of a plea deal that resulted in prosecutors dropping CRT-related charges.
When Global Environmental Services failed, the processor left CRT messes at multiple sites in two states. Years later, with the former owner in prison, government officials are nearing the last of the warehouse cleanups.