A former U.S. e-scrap executive pleads not guilty to federal charges related to business practices, and an infamous scrap site in Ghana grabs more headlines.
Consumers in China hold onto their old mobile phones for an average of two years after replacing them, and flame retardants in e-plastics show up in recycled products.
A U.K. telecom works to provide needy people with used phones, and Indian authorities intercept thousands of illegally imported used copy machines.
The future will bring substantial changes in the e-scrap recycling world, and companies will have to adapt to remain competitive, industry leaders said at the International Electronics Recycling Congress. Continue Reading
Scotland authorities fine a man for attempting to export e-scrap to Nigeria, and Hong Kong will charge fees to electronics importers to pay for end-of-life recycling services. Continue Reading