Auditors have started conducting surprise visits of R2-certified facilities outside North America to see whether they’re following R2 standards. Continue Reading
Legislation and technologies have led to more formalized e-scrap processing in China and Hong Kong, experts meeting in Macau said recently. But key challenges remain, particularly in China’s new electronics take-back program.
The U.S. EPA developed its 2006 rule on CRT management to help divert the lead-containing glass away from disposal and toward recycling. But a decade later, with the value of recovered glass a negative, the U.S. continues to see high-profile instances in which recycling isn’t occurring.
Whether it’s a deal on data destruction or an opportunity for extra education, multiple organizations are taking full advantage of the attention Earth Day brings to the recycling world. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day will be held this Saturday, although some groups are recognizing all of April as “Earth Month.”
The repair site iFixit has offered kudos to Apple’s newest phone for ease of battery access and criticism for the addition of tri-point screws.
Information technology use is changing in several key manners, and this is causing change within the electronics refurbishing and recycling sector. That point was made clear at an industry gathering this week.
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