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  • EPA honors LG Electronics with Gold Tier, the top level recycling award

    Underscoring its leadership in responsible electronics recycling, LG Electronics USA was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the Gold Tier Award, the top-level recognition in the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge.

  • TechWaste services now include product destruction

    TechWaste Recycling, an industry leader in electronic recycling and e-waste disposal, has launched a new service line that provides companies with certified and secure product destruction and brand protection.

  • Equipment Spotlight | NOV 2017 E-Waste Recycling Equipment

  • The e-waste evolution rages onward

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    In recent years, the evolution of e-waste recycling has grown exponentially in the U.S and is now catching up to Europe. Since the early 2000s multiple acts have been passed in order to control the toxins that are released from the hazardous chemicals that e-waste produces.

  • GPS trackers find more fake electronics recyclers sending e-waste to Asia

    Following their exposé last year entitled “Scam Recycling” employing 205 GPS tracking devices placed inside electronic waste to find out what happens to it, the Basel Action Network (BAN) has released new findings in a short 15 page report. Their most recent data reveals 16 more instances of exports to developing countries involving 7 companies, most of which make public claims of never allowing the electronics they process to be exported.

  • New York expands curbside e-waste collection program

    New York Mayor de Blasio has expanded a successful curbside electronic waste collection program started on Staten Island to other boroughs of the city beginning this fall.
    “Since the e-waste pilot on Staten Island was such a success, we’re expanding it to a lot more New Yorkers.” said Mayor de Blasio.

  • Staples offers recycling for technology

    Staples offers responsible, free and convenient recycling solutions for technology, ink and toner cartridges, and rechargeable batteries at all of our retail stores in the U.S., most of Canada, and various locations in Europe. Customers value these recycling programs because they help make it easier for them to be more sustainable.

  • R2 revisions considered

    The R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has been meeting regularly via conference call to consider revisions to the R2 Standard.

  • Reaching new milestones: over 700 R2 certified facilities exist

    More than 700 R2 certified facilities are now operating in 30 countries.

  • Telangana to boost e-waste recycling

    The Telangana government disclosed two new policies focusing on e-waste.

  • New program provides refurbished computers to disadvantaged students

    The electronics recycling and refurbishment certification program known as e-Stewards® announced a new “digital equity” program designed to channel computer equipment from large corporations and institutions to needy individuals and communities across North America.

  • Pennsylvania county recycles almost 200k pounds of electronics

    Cumberland County, Pennsylvania’s electronics recycling center opened for business in July, 2017.

  • EnviroLeach partners with Jabil for e-waste processing

    EnviroLeach Technologies Inc. has entered into a strategic global partnership with Jabil Inc. As part of the partnership, Jabil will utilize EnviroLeach’s patent pending formula and processes for the recovery of metals from circuit boards and electronic waste. The new process will operate at Jabil’s 650,000 sq.ft. facility in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • CalRecycle proposes amending electronic waste regulations

    The proposed regulations will affect areas within Chapter 8.2 of Division 7 of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations.

  • Over 10 million electronic devices recovered over the last 5 years in Quebec

    The Electronic Products Recycling Association of Québec (EPRA-Québec) congratulated Quebecers who have contributed to the recovery of over 70,000 metric tons of electronics over the past 5 years, which is equal to over 10 million electronic devices.

  • Recycling partnership formed to provide work for disabled

    Triangle, Inc. has partnered with the electronic recycling company, Green Network Exchange.

  • Staples sustainability survey discovers that 90 percent of businesses engage in sustainable activity regularly

    Staples, Inc., an industry leader in sustainable efforts, found that more than 90 percent of businesses practice some form of eco-friendly activity regularly, including recycling, making energy-efficient choices, and/or shopping for more eco-friendly products.

  • Cal2Recycle releases innovation to increase battery safety

    Call2Recycle, Inc., North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization, announced an innovation to bolster the safety in handling and transporting potentially dangerous batteries. Its U.S. battery collection containers will include an innovative, flame retardant liner.

  • Itronics expands silver bullion production

    Itronics Inc., a diversified zinc fertilizer and silver producing green technology company, has started silver bullion production using e-scrap (ground up computer circuit boards) as a “cost reducing” precious metal bearing raw material.

  • Testing TVs for safe green screens

    To improve viewing pleasure, companies have developed television and tablet screens that include quantum dots to enhance brightness and color. Some quantum dots are made with potentially harmful metals, which could leach into the environment when the device is discarded.