The largest probe to date of used devices supposedly scrubbed of their data found that 40 percent still retained some amount of personal information.
User-repair champion iFixit has released four new teardown guides in recent weeks, showing consumers the inner workings of a new set of devices.
Apple envisions a future in which it sources all minerals in its products from recovered electronics, according to the company’s recently released environmental responsibility report.
If smartphone reclaimers and refurbishers think they’re busy now, just wait until 2020. The latest worldwide market analysis from International Data Corporation (IDC) focuses on the used smartphone market, and it is forecast to grow exponentially.
A new report predicts the IT asset disposition (ITAD) market will grow by an average of nearly 10 percent each year through 2022, an increase driven largely by mobile devices.
An app dubbed Mr. WEEE aims to educate the Egyptian public on how to recycle electronics, and customs officials use X-ray machines to check imports into China.
Growing volumes of Nigerian e-scrap coincide with an evolving processor field, and port workers will have an early vote on a labor contract that could bring some stability to West Coast exports.
Olympic medals rise from the e-scrap stream, and a new smartphone from Samsung sports a screen that’s super-spendy to service.
Greenpeace targets smartphones in a new report, and a workplace chemical exposure rule may be delayed due to a White House directive.
The Buffalo Bills make a drive for recycling, and Samsung is getting more backlash over its handling of the Galaxy Note 7 debacle.