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Partnership to pursue battery recycling standards

Published: September 23, 2021
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Close up of a Lithium-Ion battery pack.

A public-private partnership will work to create standards that both manufacturers and recycling companies can use. | Janaka Dharmasena/Shutterstock

A U.S. Department of Energy laboratory and an industry association that represents battery manufacturers will collaborate to draft the first recycling standards for lithium-ion batteries.

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Experts explore three pressing issues facing the industry

Published: June 10, 2021
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Clockwise from upper left: Craig Boswell of HOBI International, Adina Renee Adler of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Russ Ernst of Blancco and Walter Alcorn of the Consumer Technology Association.

Pandemic-spurred spending might mean more electronics entering the recycling stream, but any boost may prove a temporary exception to a long-term downward trend, one expert said during a recent presentation.

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Industry group adopts position on environmental justice

Published: May 27, 2021
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Workers at a electronics recycling facility.

ISRI’s adopted position comes as environmental justice is a growing topic of discussion within the recycling sector. | By VILevi / Shutterstock

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries recently affirmed its support for the “broad objectives” of the environmental justice movement, including equitable treatment for all people, positive contribution to surrounding communities, and more.

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E-scrap export ban comes before Congress again

Published: May 13, 2021
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Past iterations of SEERA would allow exports of tested and functional devices as well as some separated commodities destined for recycling. | lazyllama / Shutterstock

National legislators have reintroduced a bill that would restrict the export of certain end-of-life devices. A coalition of electronics recycling stakeholders voiced support for the proposal.

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EPA leader connects recycling and environmental justice

Published: May 6, 2021
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At the recent ISRI2021 online conference, an EPA official touched on environmental justice issues that affect waste and recycling facilities. | Surapol USanakul / Shutterstock

The U.S. EPA’s top environmental justice official has a message for recycling operators: Don’t wait for a conflict to arise to start engaging with the community that surrounds you.

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SERI’s wireless tracker program reaches 100 firms

Published: April 29, 2021
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Through a grant program, wireless trackers have been shipped out to R2-certified facilities on a rolling basis since December 2019. | MyCreative / Shutterstock

R2-certified electronics recycling and reuse companies across North America are following the movement of material using technology provided through a SERI grant initiative.

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Details on NERC’s diversity-building scholarship program

Published: April 15, 2021
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NERC’s Next Generation Scholarship Fund is just one of multiple conversations the group is having on the topic of diversity, equity and inclusion. | Lightspring/Shutterstock

Leaders at the Northeast Recycling Council recently explained how they’ll use a new scholarship fund to help boost racial diversity in the next generation of recycling industry professionals.

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OEMs and processors join global e-scrap partnership

Published: March 25, 2021
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Printed circuit boards for recycling.

The Circular Electronics Partnership is being facilitated by a handful of organizations, including the Global Electronics Council and the World Economic Forum. | Iryna Imago/Shutterstock

Dell, Glencore, Microsoft and Sims are among the founding collaborators of the Circular Electronics Partnership, a new initiative focused on boosting recovery and reuse of electronics.

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