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.
Updates to the R2 standard continue to be developed, and a large e-scrap processing facility is under construction in South Australia.
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.
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.
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
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.
A U.K. telecom works to provide needy people with used phones, and Indian authorities intercept thousands of illegally imported used copy machines.
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.