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Companies renew call for e-scrap export ban

Published: March 5, 2020
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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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Potential e-plastics export disruption on the horizon

Published: January 16, 2020
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In April, the Chinese government will enact new requirements for pellet imports. | Piyathep/Shutterstock

Officials in Beijing are set to enact new requirements around the purity of recycled plastic pellets imported into China, which could disrupt international markets for U.S. e-plastics.
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Latest R2 update draft uploaded for public comment

Published: January 9, 2020
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SERI will accept public comments on their updated draft via an online form. | TypoArt BS/Shutterstock

Sustainable Electronics Recycling International has released a revised draft of the new R2 standard for comment. Meanwhile, the organization will provide a grant for the use of GPS tracking devices.

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Report: E-scrap flows to Thailand despite ban

Published: December 12, 2019
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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

Published: October 31, 2019
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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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Tariffs weaken manufacturing, business confidence

Published: September 19, 2019
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In May, the New York Federal Reserve Bank estimated tariffs in effect at that time would cost the average U.S. household $831 a year. | aijiro/Shutterstock

The escalating trade war between the U.S. and China is creating uncertainty among small businesses and exacerbating a global manufacturing slowdown, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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