A former U.S. e-scrap executive pleads not guilty to federal charges related to business practices, and an infamous scrap site in Ghana grabs more headlines.
Federal researchers have examined an electricity-based processing method that could open doors to more cost-effective and environmentally friendly methods of metals recovery from electronics.
A company that manages mobile phone take-back programs has invested more than $1 million in a new processing site and plans to hire hundreds of workers in the coming months.
Legislation and technologies have led to more formalized e-scrap processing in China and Hong Kong, experts meeting in Macau said recently. But key challenges remain, particularly in China’s new electronics take-back program.
Every day, nonprofit organizations around the country are refurbishing computers and donating many of them to underserved populations. Continue Reading
A year ago, a federal official temporarily granted individuals and companies alike the right to unlock used phones and tablets. Now, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is asking to make that ruling permanent.
Sales forecasts for PCs, tablets and smartphones have been released by International Data Corporation.
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.