Auditors have started conducting surprise visits of R2-certified facilities outside North America to see whether they’re following R2 standards. Continue Reading
China’s recent crackdown on imports of e-scrap and other materials has exposed smuggling operations, led to dozens of arrests and resulted in the confiscation of more than 22,000 tons of material.
Residents fear a local government e-scrap collection program will harm charities, and recycling professionals describe the routes they took into the industry.
An e-scrap startup reflects on its first half-decade, and a Filipino writer cautions lawmakers to adopt e-scrap legislation in the interest of public health.
Sims Metal Management’s global e-scrap business saw depressed profits last year, and its U.S.-based electronics recycling operations lost money.
Worldwide shipments of new mobile phones will increase 3.1 percent in 2016, a substantial slowdown from growth in previous years, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).
Sales forecasts for PCs, tablets and smartphones have been released by International Data Corporation.
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland have developed a process for recovering gold from e-scrap that could cut down usage of toxic chemicals.
E-scrap facilities with R2 certification will face stricter audits beginning this year as auditors shift their focus to outcome rather than policy. Continue Reading