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Proposed Exurban e-scrap smelter faces lawsuit

Published: November 30, 2022
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Google Streetview showing farm at right and planned smelter site at left.

An October 2022 Google image showing the Bulmahns’ farm at right and the site of the planned Exurban smelter at left behind the trees. | Google Streetview

Owners of a farm across the road from a planned e-scrap smelter in Indiana filed a lawsuit seeking to halt the project, arguing that a facility of its type isn’t allowed by the local zoning code. 

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Apple’s sustainability moves include recycled metals, more

Published: October 26, 2022
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Apple's latest iPad Pro

Apple’s latest iPad Pro is made with recycled gold, copper, aluminum, tin and rare earth elements. | Courtesy of Apple

Apple has released products made with recycled metals, is reiterating a call for its suppliers to become carbon neutral and plans to adopt USB-C chargers to comply with European Union law.  

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Pollution issues threaten Glencore smelter in Canada

Published: October 12, 2022
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Glencore's Horne smelter aerial view.

Glencore’s Horne smelter is facing public concerns over air pollution. | Courtesy of Glencore

The top government official in Quebec suggested public concerns over air pollution could lead the province to close Glencore’s Horne smelting site, a key downstream for North America’s e-scrap.

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Equipment Spotlight: System allows for fast loading of metals

Published: September 15, 2022
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Container loading system

The BPS Container Loading System has a surge hopper with a holding capacity of about 15 cubic yards and includes a manually adjustable product flow control gate. | Courtesy of BPS

Ferrous and non-ferrous metals can be quickly placed in 20-ft. and 40-ft. shipping containers using the Best Process Solutions Container Loading System.

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California e-scrap recycler caught up in sting operation

Published: August 25, 2022
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Cat converters recovered by Fremont Police.

An e-scrap processing firm is under investigation for allegedly purchasing stolen catalytic converters. | Courtesy of Fremont Police Department

Arrow Recovery is under investigation by local police for buying large quantities of black market catalytic converters, despite some having “stolen” etched onto them by undercover officers.

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Research group licenses method of precious metal recovery

Published: August 25, 2022
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Closeup of a printed circuitboard

Researchers have been granted a technology license for a method to recover precious metals from personal computers. | Dario Lo Presti/Shutterstock

A public-private research group established by the United States Department of Energy granted a technology license for a way to use gas-assisted solvents to extract precious metals from used electronics more easily.

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Analysis: Future to bring large copper shortfalls

Published: August 10, 2022
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Close up of copper wire scrap.

Research from S&P Global found a push toward clean energy sources will drive total demand for copper from 25 million metric tons today to about 50 million metric tons by 2035. | Flegere/Shutterstock

Electrification is going to require huge amounts of copper in the coming decades, so much so that boosting mining, recycling and materials substitution together won’t be enough to meet demand, according to a study.

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Japanese metals giant buys Canadian e-scrap processor

Published: August 4, 2022
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JX Nippon Mining and Metals logo on phone screen.

Global metals player JX Nippon has purchased Canadian e-scrap processor eCycle Solutions. | IgorGolovniov/Shutterstock

Japanese company JX Nippon Mining and Metals has purchased one of Canada’s largest e-scrap companies, eCycle Solutions. It’s the second example in the past month of an Asian smelting giant acquiring North American e-scrap operations to ensure a steady supply of feedstock.

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