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Device resellers see ‘unprecedented demand’

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ITAD company EPC reported a sharp increase in demand for notebook, tablet and desktop PCs throughout the U.S. and Canada as the need to work from home grows. | Sally B/Shutterstock

Processors across the U.S. say the coronavirus and resulting work-from-home orders have energized the market for refurbished electronics. In some cases, they can’t keep up with the needs of customers.

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Expert explains upcoming e-plastic export changes

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Rolph Payet, executive secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, speaks at the Plastics Recycling Conference and Trade Show.

Rolph Payet, executive secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, speaks at the Plastics Recycling Conference and Trade Show. | Plastics Recycling Conference/Brian Adams Photography

Scrap plastic exporters should closely monitor policy changes in the countries they sell to as the global community prepares to enact more aggressive shipment requirements, according to the top staff member for the Basel Convention.

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Companies renew call for e-scrap export ban

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An industry group cites experts in noting that e-waste export policy is key to stopping counterfeit electronic parts and protecting military readiness. | ThamKC/Shutterstock

A group supporting legislation to limit overseas shipments of untested used devices praised recent U.S. government action to combat the trade of counterfeit electronics. But it also noted more can be done on the export front.

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Report: E-scrap flows to Thailand despite ban

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In addition to the growth in e-scrap processing, the New York Times report focused on the poor conditions of some Thai recycling operations. | Wead/Shutterstock

The scrap electronics processing industry is active and growing in Thailand, according to a New York Times feature, despite the country’s move to reject imports of end-of-life devices last year.

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Kenya to ban used electronics imports

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Kenya’s Port of Mombasa will no longer be a destination for used electronics exports next year. | Ungureanu Catalina Oana / Shutterstock.com

News reports indicate the East African country of Kenya will ban imports of used electronics starting in 2020.

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