The owners of Dollar General stores will pay more than $1 million to settle charges that the company sent scrap electronics, batteries and other materials to landfills not permitted to receive them.
New York City officials have announced plans to make the Staten Island curbside e-scrap recycling service permanent while also rolling it out into more-populous city boroughs.
Oregon regulators have fined Total Reclaim more than $160,000 for allegedly violating hazardous waste laws, but the e-scrap processor denies the allegations and has appealed the penalty.
Updates to the R2 standard continue to be developed, and a large e-scrap processing facility is under construction in South Australia.
A Basel Action Network project that followed the trail of broken devices didn’t just lead to a loss of certification for one company – it also prompted an entire state program to take action, recent analysis shows.