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Sims rolls out robotic disassembly system

Published: February 15, 2024


MOLG’s robotic disassembly equipment adds automation to Sims Lifecycle Services’ data center decommissioning segment. | Photo courtesy MOLG

Looking to automate its demanufacturing process, Sims Lifecycle Services has installed robotic disassembly equipment at its data center decommissioning operations.  Continue Reading

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Right-to-repair disputes crystallize in FTC comments

Published: February 8, 2024


The Federal Trade Commission received more than 1,000 comments supporting or opposing a recent petition calling for federal right-to-repair rules. | Yekatseryna Netuk/Shutterstock

Whether they were small repair business owners, industry associations or passionate individuals, hundreds of commenters on a recent right-to-repair petition to the Federal Trade Commission broadly agreed that consumers ought to have more options for fixing their devices and using them longer.  Continue Reading

Google supports right-to-repair policy in Oregon

Published: January 18, 2024

Google logo on exterior of company building in California.

Google endorsed a right-to-repair bill in Oregon and also published a white paper on what it believed a strong policy includes. | Lebid Volodymyr/Shutterstock

Google is the latest OEM to get behind right-to-repair electronics legislation. The company announced Jan. 11 that it endorsed an Oregon bill it called a “compelling model.” Continue Reading

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Manufacturers consider their roles in reuse and repair

Published: January 10, 2024


Walter Alcorn, vice president of environmental affairs and industry sustainability at the Consumer Technology Association, (center) speaks with Craig Boswell, co-founder and president of HOBI International (left) and Paul Walker, senior director at Samsung Electronics America, during the Role of Reuse as Tech Evolves session. | Big Wave Productions/E-Scrap News

Device repair and reuse is a hot topic, and OEM representatives recently talked about how manufacturers are supporting – and can better support – that aspect of the industry.  Continue Reading

In federal briefing, Apple supports national repair law

Published: October 25, 2023

A technician works on repairing an iPhone.

Apple previously opposed right-to-repair bills in various states, but has seemingly changed its tune in tandem with the passage of California’s law. | PK Studio/Shutterstock

Apple supports the concept of federal right-to-repair legislation, and it will voluntarily extend the requirements of California’s new repair law to the rest of the U.S., Apple’s repair boss said Tuesday.  Continue Reading

Panelists shed light on solar unit recycling

Published: October 18, 2023


Bob Nicholson (left) and AJ Orben (middle) speak at the 2023 E-Scrap and E-Reuse Conference in New Orleans, with Jared Paben (right) moderating the session. | Big Wave Productions/E-Scrap News

Now is the time for interested parties to enter the solar panel recycling sector, but experts say there are plenty of challenges to navigate as well. Continue Reading