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OEMs, others agree to tentative settlements in Closed Loop case

Published: September 19, 2022
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A number of e-scrap companies and OEMs have settled in court regarding CRT cleanup costs in the Closed Loop case. | Alex Staroseltsev/Shutterstock

A resolution may be near in the years-long legal battle over who should help fund the cleanup of about 150 million pounds of abandoned CRT materials in Columbus, Ohio.

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Computer brand pushes recycled content and repair

Published: September 19, 2022
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Lenovo uses both post-industrial and post-consumer plastics in laptops, desktops, workstations, monitors and accessories. | Hernan E. Schmidt/Shutterstock

Lenovo is using more recycled materials in its products and working toward a circular economy, even as a recent study from the company found that only half of senior IT business leaders are aware of the economic value of e-scrap.

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Brazil fines Apple, bans sale of phones without chargers

Published: September 15, 2022
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Apple plans to appeal a Brazillian Justice Ministry’s decision to fine the company for not including power chargers with iPhones sold in the country. | dan.nikonov/Shutterstock

In response to Apple’s decision not to include chargers with newly purchased phones by default, Brazil again fined the company and then banned the sale of iPhones if they do not include a power adapter.

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Nokia makes pair of sustainability-minded moves

Published: September 9, 2022
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Nokia has launched a subscription service that incentivizes people to keep their phones for longer using a range of rewards. | OleksSH/Shutterstock

Nokia is adding more recycled material to some of its devices and urging customers to use its Circular subscription service to hold on to phones longer. 

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Washington Post: Time to end planned obsolescence

Published: August 10, 2022
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A columnist with The Washington Post called for an end to planned obsolescence and adding repairability scores to packaging. | Nicole Glass Photography/Shutterstock

A major news outlet released an analysis of 14 popular consumer devices, finding that most could stop working in three to four years because of batteries that are impossible to replace.

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HP shares recycling vendor audits, content goals

Published: June 23, 2022
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HP’s sustainability report notes in 2021 the company used 4,300 tons of recycled metal in its products, which is about 0.4% of its total metal use. | Tran Phan Thanh/Shutterstock

HP used three companies to refurbish and reuse its devices in 2021 and about 40 recyclers, according to its annual report.

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