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Analysis: Future to bring large copper shortfalls

Published: August 10, 2022
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Research from S&P Global found a push toward clean energy sources will drive total demand for copper from 25 million metric tons today to about 50 million metric tons by 2035. | Flegere/Shutterstock

Electrification is going to require huge amounts of copper in the coming decades, so much so that boosting mining, recycling and materials substitution together won’t be enough to meet demand, according to a study.

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C-suite survey shows sustainability top choice for cuts

Published: August 4, 2022
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Nearly 40% of surveyed CFOs and CEOs said that sustainability initiatives would be the first cut in tight financial times. | Jirapong Manustrong/Shutterstock

A survey of CEOs and chief financial officers suggested that when businesses are considering cuts amid current economic headwinds, sustainability initiatives are among the first to go.

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Survey shows households have fewer unwanted devices

Published: July 28, 2022
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A Canadian survey found computers, TVs and cell phones were the three most common types of electronics households had to dispose of. | Valeri Potapova/Shutterstock

Canadian authorities say the percentage of households disposing of unwanted computers, printers, TVs, audio/visual equipment and cell phones continued to drop last year.

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Acid-free tech will make rare earth recycling more feasible

Published: July 21, 2022
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An acid-free dissolution method can selectively target rare earths for extraction. | Bokstaz/Shutterstock

A technology that will allow recyclers to extract valuable metals from e-scrap like shredded hard drives without affecting the other materials is entering its pilot plant stage.

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DARPA selects teams for critical metals R&D

Published: July 21, 2022
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E-scrap piled for recycling

Researchers will target minerals typically lost in current recovery processes. | Huguette Roe/Shutterstock

Three teams have been selected for a U.S. military project to develop technologies for recovering critical metals found in low volumes in e-scrap.

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Project aims to chart EU-based raw material supply chain

Published: June 23, 2022
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A research project funded by the EU will seek establish a knowledge base for recycling and other secondary sources of precious metals. | nikkytok/Shutterstock

European Union officials are embarking on research to collect more palladium, lithium and other materials from the waste stream.

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EPA seeking industry help in shaping new grants

Published: June 3, 2022
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The bipartisan infrastructure bill passed last year provides about $350 million to the U.S. EPA over several years to fund recycling infrastructure and education grants. | RozenskiP/Shutterstock

The U.S. EPA is working to build several grant programs from the ground up thanks to an influx of money from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and it is reaching out to stakeholders to make sure the education, recycling infrastructure and battery programs will meet industry needs.

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Ranking of ITAD vendor reputations released

Published: June 3, 2022
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A newly developed reputation ranking system of select ITAD firms used six criteria to award stars, all based on customer feedback. | UnderhilStudio/Shutterstock

All Green Electronics Recycling, Cascade Asset Management and ERI scored the top three spots on a recent ITAD vendor reputation rating by Compliance Standards.

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New research focuses on global metals recycling

Published: June 3, 2022
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A report said the world’s stock of raw elements is at risk of running out and called for industries to shift away from mining the Earth to mining old devices for needed material. | Cam Laird/Shutterstock

A study on global metals recycling identified feedstock reliability, technology limitations and product design choices as barriers to increasing recycled metal usage.

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