Requiring consumers to drive to repair shops can completely negate the greenhouse gas benefits of repairing the devices, according to an analysis commissioned by one of the world’s biggest tech companies.
Consumers are waiting longer to trade in old phones, but rising values meant that 2021 saw the highest amount of money Assurant has ever recorded going back to consumers, according to an annual report. Continue Reading
Apple added to its recycling technology in 2021, upgrading some robots and rolling out a machine that can recover rare earth magnets that are typically destroyed in the shredding process. Continue Reading
Global smartphone maker Samsung will now enable customers with Galaxy devices to repair the items themselves, using tools and parts from the company.
ITAD provider EPC is opening a facility near its corporate headquarters to help companies leverage refurbished electronics, an increasingly important trend as the pandemic roils supply chains.
Strong commodity markets, a booming device resale business and a couple of acquisitions drove profitability for a group of southwestern U.S. electronics processors last year.