The second of quarter of 2016 bought $40 million worth of good news to Outerwall, the parent company of ecoATM and Gazelle.
A new report predicts the IT asset disposition (ITAD) market will grow by an average of nearly 10 percent each year through 2022, an increase driven largely by mobile devices.
The largest probe to date of used devices supposedly scrubbed of their data found that 40 percent still retained some amount of personal information.
User-repair champion iFixit has released four new teardown guides in recent weeks, showing consumers the inner workings of a new set of devices.
Apple envisions a future in which it sources all minerals in its products from recovered electronics, according to the company’s recently released environmental responsibility report.
If smartphone reclaimers and refurbishers think they’re busy now, just wait until 2020. The latest worldwide market analysis from International Data Corporation (IDC) focuses on the used smartphone market, and it is forecast to grow exponentially.
Getting old mobile devices out of Canadians’ junk drawers and into the recycling stream may be a lucrative challenge for the e-scrap industry, a survey suggests.
It’s been a little over a year since repair group iFixit and processor ERI teamed up to recover components from used electronics. And thus far, the effort has been successful in getting much-needed items out to the repair community.