Updates to the R2 standard continue to be developed, and a large e-scrap processing facility is under construction in South Australia.
A former U.S. e-scrap executive pleads not guilty to federal charges related to business practices, and an infamous scrap site in Ghana grabs more headlines.
A U.K. telecom works to provide needy people with used phones, and Indian authorities intercept thousands of illegally imported used copy machines.
Scotland authorities fine a man for attempting to export e-scrap to Nigeria, and Hong Kong will charge fees to electronics importers to pay for end-of-life recycling services. Continue Reading
Kenya becomes the first African country to pass a law directing flows of e-scrap, and an Aussie stewardship group reaches out to the country’s business community.
The Basel Action Network has released a follow-up report to its e-scrap tracking study, detailing which firms handled material that was ultimately exported.
Logistics experts predict the current low costs of moving recyclables from processing plants to end-use mills will continue through the end of the year.
Romania remains well short of a 2021 European Union target for e-scrap collections, and Sims Metals Management brought profitability to its global e-scrap recycling business in fiscal year 2015.