This article has been corrected.
Metech Recycling, which operates five U.S. sites and encountered CRT storage issues recently, has been acquired by a group of investors associated with First America Metal Corp.
Two men accused of stockpiling and taking steps to illegally dispose of CRT glass have pleaded guilty to federal hazardous waste violations. One of them has been sentenced to probation.
The federal government will continue to allow the unlocking of mobile devices so they can be resold at higher values. The Library of Congress also expanded the list of items that can be unlocked.
Federal charges have been filed against the owner of an Iowa e-scrap company, marking the latest of several legal cases related to the company’s alleged improper storage of CRTs and other e-scrap.
A leader at Metech Recycling envisions restructuring and reinvesting after taking the business private. Meanwhile, company representatives say they have resolved hazardous waste issues at Metech’s California facility.