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Emerging processor plots fast expansion to supply smelter

Published: June 30, 2022
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View of the shredder inside the evTerra facility.

E-scrap shredding operations are taking place at evTerra’s Atlanta facility, but several other facilities are in the works. | Courtesy of Igneo

E-scrap firm evTerra has plans to soon be running four plants across the U.S., part of a strategy to ensure a steady stream of material to the Igneo secondary smelter slated for Savannah, Ga.

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Technology Recyclers topples a world record

Published: June 16, 2022
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View of laptops fallen like dominos at Technology Recyclers facility.

Indianapolis electronics recycling firm Technology Recyclers set a Guinness World Record by toppling over 2,900 laptops. | Screenshot of announcement video

A Midwest electronics recycling company has set a new world high mark when it comes to knocking down laptops in a domino fashion (yes, such a record exists).

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Aurubis smelter plans opposed by environmentalists

Published: June 8, 2022
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Aurubis smelter pipe system and chimney.

Environmental group Savannah Riverkeeper is opposing a planned Aurubis smelter over air pollution concerns. | Soyan Yotov/Shutterstock

A large copper smelter slated to be built in Georgia has run into resistance from a local group, even as a judge signed off on millions in bond authority for the construction.

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Ace Metal and Metro Metals take the most weight in Washington

Published: June 8, 2022
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The E-Cycle Washington program reported that 93% of the materials collected in 2021 were recycled. | Huguette Roe/Shutterstock

Seven processors handled electronics under E-Cycle Washington’s program in 2021, sending recovered commodities to downstreams all around the globe.

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European firms invest in Midwest e-scrap recycling companies

Published: May 5, 2022
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Scrap at the Totall Metal Recycling facility in Granite City, Ill.

Wieland just acquired Totall Metal Recycling, including the yard in Granite City, Ill. shown here. | Courtesy of Wieland

A newly formed company bought a large tract of Indiana land to build an e-scrap metals refining facility, and Totall Metal Recycling was acquired by a global copper supplier.

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Environmental nonprofit lands e-scrap contract with major city

Published: May 12, 2022
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Skyline view of Pittsburgh.

Residents in the city of Pittsburgh will have an electronics recycling program again. | Amy Lutz/Shutterstock

Pittsburgh will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to restore the city’s e-scrap recycling program, using public funds to help subsidize recycling costs for residents.

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Supply chain jam creates long delays for recycling equipment

Published: April 28, 2022
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Snarls in global supply chains are impacting recycling equipment providers and MRF operators in a number of ways. | BaanTaksinStudio/Shutterstock

E-scrap processors and other recycling stakeholders are feeling the pressure of extended lead times for machinery components, forcing them to adapt to yet another pandemic-related market phenomenon.

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Policymakers ponder recycling’s role in ‘critical mineral’ supply

Published: April 14, 2022
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US Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

A recent Senate hearing featured discussion around e-scrap metals recovery. | Rob Crandall/Shutterstock

A recent hearing in the U.S. Senate explored the opportunities and barriers in recovering rare earths and other essential components for the next generation of American manufacturing.

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Workforce inclusion program receives funding for 2022

Published: April 14, 2022
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The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF) has provided $75,000 to fund the e-Stewards ADVANCE+ program for 2022. | Courtesy of e-Stewards

A $75,000 grant will extend an e-Stewards program that helps electronics recycling and reuse companies hire adults with autism and other disabilities.

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