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Feds publish virus safety guidance for waste industry

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The CDC recently released a document covering steps employees and employers in the recycling and waste industries can take to prevent the spread of the virus. | g0d4ather/Shutterstock

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a fact sheet to help keep garbage and recycling industry workers safe during the pandemic.

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ITAM group: Plan now to properly dispose of excess devices

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An industry group recommends that IT asset managers prepare now to properly manage the glut of devices coming back into workplaces when they reopen. | WSW1985/Shutterstock

IT asset managers should be ready for managing electronics that will no longer be needed when the coronavirus pandemic subsides and employees return to offices, according to an industry group.

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COVID-19 spurs temporary certification changes

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Overview of an e-scrap facility.

Leaders at both R2 and e-Stewards cited safety concerns for recycling and refurbishing operations as well as the auditors that visit them. | Courtesy R2 Corporation

The administrators of e-scrap standards are adjusting auditing and certification procedures in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. R2 and e-Stewards both published guidance on the temporary policies this week.

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Industry yearbook touches on e-scrap sector

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ISRI’s 2019 yearbook notes 90% of devices collected in the U.S. for recycling are processed domestically. | Flegere/Shutterstock

An annual report from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) includes a handful of e-scrap industry figures, including the sector’s overall economic impact.

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