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Connecticut boosts prices it pays to e-scrap firms

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Computer towers collected and stacked for recycling.

Under Connecticut’s extended producer responsibility program, municipalities perform the bulk of e-scrap collections. | Suzanne-B/Shutterstock

Processing companies said multiple factors led them to raise recycling prices in Connecticut this year. Some cost pressures are unique to the state but others are being felt industry wide.

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Canadian province to add device categories to program

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Electronics for recycling.

A leader with ARMA said the expansion is expected to basically double the amount of covered material handled each day, bringing in an additional 12,300 metric tons per year. | gabriel12/Shutterstock

As Alberta’s electronics recycling program looks to grow, e-scrap processors are planning to buy equipment and hire staff to handle an expected doubling of incoming tons.

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California hikes payments for stressed e-scrap companies

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CalRecycle staff said their recommendation to raise payment rates was based on updated cost data submitted by e-scrap collectors and processors, as well as other factors. | DAMRONG RATTANAPONG/Shutterstock

Citing difficult market conditions and rising costs for the industry, California officials will greatly increase the rates they pay e-scrap firms to collect and recycle electronics.

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OEM group offers emergency funds to UK e-scrap firms

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The fund will provide nearly $6.2 million in interest-free loans to e-scrap processing facilities and over $740,000 in grants to nonprofit electronics reuse organizations. | science photo/Shutterstock

A producer-backed group in the U.K. is providing interest-free loans and grants to help keep electronics recycling companies in business through the coronavirus pandemic.

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Leaders dive into batteries, OEM relationships and more

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The 17th annual E-Scrap Conference kicked off Monday at the Hilton Orlando in Florida. | E-Scrap Conference/Brian Adams Photography.

On the opening day of the E-Scrap Conference and Trade Show, a series of workshops brought attendees up to speed on some of the most critical topics in electronics recovery.

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MRM reaches recycling management milestone

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Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management Company (MRM) is funded by a variety of manufacturers and oversees collection programs in 20 states. | FreeProd33/Shutterstock

A nationwide organization that oversees state program recycling compliance on behalf of many equipment manufacturers announced it has facilitated the recycling of 1 billion pounds of e-scrap.

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