A startup led by recycling industry veterans has developed a robotic system for removing hazardous substances from flat-panel display devices. The system is expected to come to a U.S. facility soon.
The owners of e-scrap processor Total Reclaim have been sentenced to 28 months in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges related to their export of LCD devices to Hong Kong.
ERI is using machinery with artificial intelligence to sort materials coming out of a shredder. It’s the first publicly known case of an AI robotic system sorting e-scrap.
A lot of British households are watching the World Cup on brand new TV sets, which means a robotic disassembly system has been working overtime to recycle their old ones.
Seattle-based processor Total Reclaim has been fined by state regulators, who allege it speculatively accumulated mercury-bearing flat-panel TVs and monitors.
Samsung withdrew an environmental friendliness claim for a TV model after the manufacturer failed to prove its device met recyclability and reusability standards.
The illegal collection of e-scrap has resulted in fines for companies and individuals operating at two sites in Hong Kong’s New Territories area.