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Industry stakeholders say material is flowing again

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The panel discussion included (clockwise from top left) Traci Phillips of Natural Evolution, Jason Linnell from the National Center for Electronics Recycling, E-Scrap News editor Dan Leif (moderator), S3 Recycling Solutions’ Rod McDaniel, and Jessica Miller of Illinois EPA. 

Processors and state programs alike saw a lot less material this spring as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. But in the last couple months, inbound volumes have returned and surged in some cases. That fact has created new challenges.

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Lights, camera, device repair: Movie highlights sector

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Two young women repairing their smartphones from the film Silicon Mountain

Bronte and Dominique, two consumers who in “Silicon Mountain” are tasked with trying to replace the batteries in their smartphones.

With export scandals, CRT stockpiles and more, the electronics recycling industry has suffered its share of image bruises. A short film being launched by an ERP vendor, however, casts a far more pleasant glow on the business of electronics recovery.

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Lithium-ion battery recycler to build New York facility

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Li-Cycle Incorporated recently announced plans for a Rochester, N.Y. facility capable of processing at least 10 million pounds of lithium-ion batteries per year. | Vietnam stock photos/Shutterstock

Canadian firm Li-Cycle Incorporated, which handles lithium-ion batteries from e-scrap and other sources, is developing a $175 million processing hub in the U.S.

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Sims adds site specifically for data center material

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Inside a data center server room.

The equipment retired from data centers largely consists of hard drives, memory, networking equipment and more. | Timofeev Vladmir/Shutterstock

Global e-scrap and ITAD processor Sims Lifecycle Services is rolling out a system focused on retiring data center equipment. The company framed the move as a way to increase reuse of components.

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Company refines EV battery recycling method using e-scrap

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Redwood Materials recently raised $40 million to fund its efforts to develop a battery recycling process to supply the electric vehicle market. | Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock

A Nevada startup looking to build a major electric vehicle battery recycling operation is starting off by processing batteries from consumer electronics.

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How COVID-19 has affected ITAD and data destruction firms

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Clockwise from upper left: Joseph Harford of Reclamere moderated a July 23 webinar that featured Neil Peters-Michaud of Cascade Asset Management, Jade Lee of Supply-Chain Services and Brent Berry of Ingram Micro.

Clockwise from upper left: Joseph Harford of Reclamere moderated a July 23 webinar that featured Neil Peters-Michaud of Cascade Asset Management, Jade Lee of Supply-Chain Services and Brent Berry of Ingram Micro.

The pandemic has forced the ITAD industry to adapt to survive. Experts from three processors recently described that sudden evolution and what it means for the future of data destruction services.

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Connecticut boosts prices it pays to e-scrap firms

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Computer towers collected and stacked for recycling.

Under Connecticut’s extended producer responsibility program, municipalities perform the bulk of e-scrap collections. | Suzanne-B/Shutterstock

Processing companies said multiple factors led them to raise recycling prices in Connecticut this year. Some cost pressures are unique to the state but others are being felt industry wide.

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