Legislation championed by electronics repair advocates failed to advance in the New York legislature this year.
A data-erasure company says far too many used drives are not properly wiped, and a law firm pursues a class-action lawsuit against beleaguered processor Total Reclaim.
A county in West Virginia could legally allow the landfilling of electronics but is choosing not to, and an investment expert predicts continued low prices for metals commodities.
Outerwall, the publicly traded firm that owns electronics trade-in company ecoATM, has been facing financial pressure. A recent report from Outerwall shows ecoATM lost more than $100 million last year.
A company gets the backing of HP to begin collecting outdated computers in Malaysia, and a South African startup gets creative with parts from old devices.
In a resounding victory for electronics reuse advocates in the U.S., the Librarian of Congress has granted individuals and companies alike the right to unlock used phones and tablets for the next three years.