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Process employs lasers to separate e-scrap materials

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The research project focused on recovering cobalt, tantalum, neodymium, tungsten and gallium, materials that were chosen due to their relative scarcity and cost. | Courtesy of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology.

A four-year research project has developed an automated system that uses lasers to identify and remove components while dismantling 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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Sims Recycling Solutions announces major sale

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Sims Recycling Solutions reported tighter profit margins at its continental Europe facilities earlier this year and in 2018. | Aleksandr Grechanyuk/Shutterstock

In a deal worth tens of millions of dollars, Sims Recycling Solutions agreed to sell its European operations oriented toward recycling consumers’ electronics. Sims will retain its ITAD business there.

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