Metal processor Nth Cycle hired Guillermo Espiga as vice president, head of business development. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality set its e-scrap collection targets for 2023 at 14.2 million pounds, up 23% from the 2022 target of 11.5 million pounds. Of that 14.2 million pounds, 70% are projected to be TVs and 30% computing devices. S3 Recycling Solutions announced Brian Moyer, former president and CEO of the Greater Nashville Technology Council, joined its board of advisors for a three-year term effective May 1.
Apple’s Self Service Repair option is now available in the United States, and it will be expanded to other countries later this year. However, iFixit stated that the programme has several flaws. Cascade Asset Management was awarded a group purchasing agreement with Premier for equipment recycling and e-scrap management. Premier members will be able to take advantage of special pricing and terms beginning May 1.
In addition to our e-newsletters, Resource Recycling Inc. will occasionally send emails related to the specific recycling industry sectors you’ve selected. Equipment manufacturers and their customers are feeling the pressure of extended lead times and supply chain backups, forcing them to adapt as demand soars and supply dwindles. Service aims to reduce labor costs of scrap battery handling. ERI facilities in California and Indiana will sort and ship out used batteries as part of a nationwide mixed-battery collection program from stewardship organization Call2Recycle.
Survey shows 18% drop in unused household devices. Fewer devices were sitting unused in Wisconsin homes in 2021 than three years prior, a report found. Under repair pressure, another OEM partners with iFixit Google is rolling out home repair kits for nearly all its Pixel phones as part of a collaboration with iFixit. Equipment Spotlight: Platform helps workers rise to the task. Smyrna, Tenn.-based manufacturer Wearwell developed a platform for workers, allowing them to avoid tripping hazards and elevating them up to the level of equipment they’re working on. And the product itself is made from recycled plastic.
Apple lays out details on its latest recycling automation. Apple added to its recycling technology in 2021, upgrading some robots and rolling out a machine that can recover rare earth magnets that are typically destroyed in the shredding process. DISH Network agrees to recycle scrap after disposal lawsuit. TV and wireless services provider DISH Network will pay $5.5 million to settle allegations that it illegally disposed of e-scrap in California.
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