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Cal Micro Recycling, others reach CRT cleanup settlements

Published: September 18, 2023


Warehouse owners in Phoenix have sued dozens of e-scrap companies to try to force them to help pay for the cleanup of abandoned CRT glass. | Google Maps

Four e-scrap companies agreed to pay a combined $937,000 to fund a portion of the cleanup of over 100 million pounds of CRT materials in Phoenix.  Continue Reading

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Lawmakers put another $2M into Wisconsin CRT cleanup

Published: July 12, 2023


LCD tubes recovered from 5R’s Ladysmith, Wisc. facility. | Courtesy of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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

Pennsylvania processor works to clear out CRT stockpile

Published: May 24, 2023


The CEO of Pennsylvania-based eLoop attributes the buildup of CRTs to a narrowing downstream and pandemic-related challenges. | Dongseun Yang/Shutterstock

Pandemic-era business conditions and the closure of a CRT outlet contributed to eLoop violating CRT accumulation rules last year, the CEO said. Now, the processor and regulators are working out a mandatory plan to clear out the stockpile. Continue Reading

California again considers higher e-scrap payments

Published: May 10, 2023

Old laptops stacked together for recycling.

CalRecycle is looking to increase compensation to e-scrap recyclers in light of growing overhead expenditures such as fuel and labor. | Dasytnik/Shutterstock

California e-scrap recyclers could see a boost to their state payments under a proposed rate increase motivated by high inflation and other factors. Continue Reading

Former head of Wisconsin processor sentenced to prison

Published: February 22, 2023

A pile of CRTs gathered for recycling.

Kevin Shibilski will serve just under three years of prison time and pay almost $200,000 for failing to pay taxes. | Drazah/Shutterstock

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.

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Public money will fund GES cleanup in Kentucky

Published: February 14, 2019

CRTs and other material in a hole at a site in Georgetown, Ky.

In 2015, GES dug a hole behind its Georgetown, Ky. facility and filled it with e-scrap, including leaded glass, and other materials.

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.

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