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Industry comes back together at Chicago event

Published: November 11, 2021
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A view inside the E-Scrap & E-Reuse Conference.

E-Scrap & E-Reuse 2021 drew roughly 950 attendees Nov. 8-10 to the SwissĂ´tel in downtown Chicago. | daleyphoto.com

Hundreds of electronics recycling and reuse leaders gathered this week for a conference that explored how stakeholders have coped with COVID-19 – and detailed what comes next for the sector.

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Group seeks mining rules and support for recycling

Published: October 7, 2021
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Open pit copper mine in Arizona.

A petition calls on the federal government to prioritize metals recycling and reuse over new mining. | GSPhotography / Shutterstock

A coalition of Native American tribes and environmental activists are petitioning the federal government for stricter regulations on metals mining and more support for e-scrap recycling.

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CRT cleanup to begin at former DP Electronic Recycling site

Published: September 10, 2021
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CRT television tube on black background.

URT plans to remove the first load of CRT material on Sept. 17 and then haul out three loads a week. | underworld / Shutterstock

Universal Recycling Technologies has been hired to clean up 1.7 million pounds of CRT materials abandoned by a closed Wisconsin e-scrap company.

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Massachusetts EPR proposal grabs hearing

Published: July 9, 2021
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E-scrap in a residential yard.

The proposed bill covers TVs, computers, laptops, printers and a handful of additional devices. | Ronald Rampsch / Shutterstock

Legislation introduced in the Bay State establishes extended producer responsibility for end-of-life consumer electronics. In prior years, similar proposals have failed to move forward.

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CRT cleanup progressing at Closed Loop sites in Phoenix

Published: July 1, 2021
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Closed Loop Arizona site from drone.

A drone photo showing CRT glass piles at the South 59th Avenue site, from a cleanup plan prepared by Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions.

In recent months, crews have cleaned up nearly 40 million pounds of CRT materials at former Closed Loop locations in Phoenix, including millions of pounds of leaded glass that sat outside for years.

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CalRecycle seeks to maintain current fees for e-scrap program

Published: June 10, 2021
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CRT televisions collected for recycling.

Each year, CalRecycle staff determine whether they need to raise, lower or maintain the fees consumers pay to fund the state’s electronics recycling program. | Somchai Som / Shutterstock

California officials say they will have enough money to continue running the state’s e-scrap recycling program without hiking fees.

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FTC signals support for right-to-repair push

Published: May 13, 2021
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Exterior of the FTC building in Washington, D.C.

Recently the FTC said it would help with legislative efforts to increase consumer access to device repair. | Mark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock

When OEMs restrict the independent repair of electronics, they’re disproportionately hurting communities of color and lower-income people, federal regulators said.

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Analysis details costs of a state’s e-scrap regulations

Published: March 25, 2021
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Documents clipped together in black and white.

The draft rules in Wisconsin will boost government oversight of e-scrap processors, with a goal of preventing expensive e-scrap cleanups. | Michail Petrov/Shutterstock

Wisconsin’s draft e-scrap regulations will mean added expenses for businesses, but the bulk of the costs will fall on OEMs, not e-scrap processors, according to a state analysis.

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