Call2Recycle, Inc. reported that consumers recycled a record setting 14 million pounds of batteries and cellphones in collections throughout the U.S. and Canada in 2016.
Electronic products are a global economic driver, with supply chains reaching around the world. By designing with the environment in mind and through a lifecycle lens, the product can be made to be more readily repairable and reusable, while toxic materials can be designed out of the product, which extends product life and facilitates recycling.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has donated 120 laptop computers to the Newport News School District as part of an ongoing effort to keep harmful electronics away from landfills and put them to productive use in schools.
Due to rising use of smartphone technologies widening the base of phones available for recycling, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on cell phone recycling.
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill proposed by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) to enable the recycling of cathode ray tube (CRT) glass, found in now obsolete televisions and monitors.
ERI, a recycler of electronic waste and a large cybersecurity focused hardware destruction company, has successfully achieved AAA certification for data destruction from the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) for its facilities in California, Indiana and Massachusetts.