A U.S. company has begun providing an e-scrap tracking service so processors and OEMs can see where their downstream vendors are sending devices. One processor is already regularly using the service.
Curbside garbage and recycling audits show the amount of e-scrap improperly disposed by New York City households has dropped substantially in recent years.
Mexico may be America’s neighbor to the south, but in some ways, the e-scrap ecosystems in the two nations are worlds apart. And perhaps the biggest difference is the fact that in Mexico, an informal system of electronics collection and processing is well-established.
A much-publicized legal battle over the limits of copyright when it comes to computer refurbishment appears to have reached a conclusion, with a California e-scrap operator headed to prison.