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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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EU seeks to incentivize design-for-recycling

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The EU is working to provide a financial incentive to companies to redesign products to reduce their environmental impacts.| Giannis Papanikos/Shutterstock

The European Union is looking to financially reward OEMs that produce environmentally friendly devices and punish those that don’t. Industry groups are urging caution.

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