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Refurbished electronics seller raises another $510 million

Published: January 13, 2022
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Back Market will use the latest funding round to fuel its growth, including more than doubling its U.S. workforce. | Freedomz/Shutterstock

Back Market, an online marketplace selling refurbished electronics, has now raised over $1 billion in investment backing in recent years.

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In about-face, Apple unveils Self Service Repair program

Published: November 18, 2021
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Repairing an Apple device.

Apple on Nov. 17 announced its Self Service Repair program, which will be available first for the iPhone 12 and 13 and then will include Mac computers with M1 chips. | Parilov/Shutterstock

Apple will sell its parts and tools to individual consumers so they can make common repairs for iPhones, the company announced this week.

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Collaboration provides free laptops to low-income youths

Published: July 9, 2021
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PlanITROI partnered with Microsoft to provide free refurbished laptops to digitally underserved students in El Paso, Texas and Memphis, Tenn. | Courtesy of PlanITROI

The nonprofit arm of ITAD firm PlanITROI partnered with Microsoft to provide hundreds of refurbished laptops to low-income students of color in Texas and Tennessee.

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Global phone reseller raises millions to expand

Published: June 17, 2021
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Stacked mobile phones.

The company noted the investment money will be used to build and deploy thousands of automated kiosks across the U.S., Europe and Asia. | goir / Shutterstock

Mobile device collector and resale firm ecoATM Gazelle has raised $75 million to roll out its automated kiosks in more locations around the world.

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Details on a fast-growing recycling and ITAD group

Published: March 19, 2020
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By acquiring CExchange, Echo Consolidated Holdings Group will now offer customers a full suite of services. | fizkes/Shutterstock

Echo Consolidated Holdings Group, a family of Dallas-area electronics recycling, ITAD and IT services companies, recently expanded into the mobile phone trade-in business by acquiring CExchange.

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Trade-in exec: 5G will bolster used phone markets this year

Published: March 18, 2021
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An industry insider wrote that 4G devices will retain their value in the near future, allowing carriers to offload devices into secondary markets. | Dmitry Demidovich / Shutterstock

A mobile expert at Assurant says technology developments to boost cellular connectivity will help drive turnover of devices.

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Consumers holding onto mobile phones longer

Published: February 18, 2021
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In the annual review of company data Hyla noted that trade-in activity was slower for the full year, but that it picked up significantly in the fourth quarter. | Sonyerry/Shutterstock

Mobile device trade-ins are older than they used to be, according to recent figures from device trade-in firm Hyla Mobile. Devices are also largely retaining their value.

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Takeaways from a battery collection initiative in Nigeria

Published: October 29, 2020
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Closing The Loop’s project accumulated about 11,000 pounds of batteries, primarily from mobile phones. | Orapruek/Shutterstock

Leaders of an effort to recycle mobile phone batteries collected from West Africa recently outlined challenges and successes during their 18-month pilot project.

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The details on Apple’s lawsuit against GEEP Canada

Published: October 8, 2020
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Apple alleges its damages total $30 million Canadian, deriving from lost profits from gray-markets sales and injury to Apple’s brand image and trademarks. | IRENE COLL INGLES/Shutterstock

Apple claims GEEP Canada employees hid Apple devices out of view of an e-scrap facility’s cameras, mislabeled devices as “copper bearings” for outbound shipping, and then received kickbacks for illegally reselling them.

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Global ITAD company joins e-scrap ‘offset’ program

Published: July 30, 2020
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Pile of used smartphones.

Ingram Micro’s ITAD division has cut a check to fund the collection and recycling of an estimated 12,000 phones from African countries. | Anton Starikov/Shutterstock

Ingram Micro has partnered with Dutch company Closing the Loop to recycle scrap phones from Africa, the first step in what’s expected to become a deeper collaboration.

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