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Kenya Bans Import of Used Electronic Gadgets

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The Kenyan government announced its decision to ban imports of second hand electronic gadgets into the country, effective January next year. The move is aimed at saving Kenya from becoming a dumping yard for e-waste from developed countries. In addition, the government urged its citizens to ensure responsible disposal of electronic waste. Consequently, importers and […]

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EERA Announces Changes to Top Leadership

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The European Electronics Recycling Association (EERA) announced appointment of Kurt Kyck as its new president. He takes over from Rasmus Bergstrom. The decision was taken the EERA board meeting held last Wednesday in Amsterdam. Kyck is the managing director of KMK Metals Recycling- one of Ireland’s leading metals and electronic scrap recycling company, which processes […]

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Kentucky Plans Cleanup of Millions of Pounds of CRT Glass

Millions of pounds of leaded cathode ray tubes (CRT) glass in Kentucky will be treated with an additive in an effort to allow for more cost-efficient disposal of problematic material. E-Scrap News reports that the additive will be used for a nearly $3 million glass cleanup left behind from now-closed processor Global Environmental Services (GES). […]

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Worcester Plastic Bag Ban Awaits Council’s Final Approval

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The Worcester City Council is likely to grant final approval to the proposed ban on single-use plastic bags in its meeting scheduled to be held on October 15, 2019. The ban proposal had received unanimous approval of the Council during the preliminary voting held in September. If finally approved, the ban will go into effect […]

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Panasonic Boosts Partnership to Promote Safe Disposal of E-Waste and Plastic Waste

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Panasonic- the electronics industry leader announced its commitment to raise awareness on responsible disposal of electronic and plastic waste, while celebrating the International Electronic Waste Day. The new initiative by Panasonic India aims to raise awareness about e-waste by partnering with nearly 200 schools based in Delhi-NCR region. It will focus on efforts to develop […]

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Metro Metals Buys Tacoma Yard to Grow Ferrous Exports

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The addition of the Simon Metals facility in Tacoma, Washington, will allow the Portland, Oregon-based scrap processor and exporter to take advantage of its location and access to rail, cutting down on trucking. The company currently runs 12 trucks each day between Seattle and its Portland facility, an approximately 144-mile trip. Financial details of the […]

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LG Electronics Augments Responsible E-Waste Recycling Campaign

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LG Electronics announced launch of new campaign in India to raise awareness about responsible disposal and recycling of electronic waste. The ‘GreenCycle’ campaign aims to reward customers with incentives for returning their end-of-life electronic items for recycling. LG Electronics will ensure that all the collected products are discarded in an environment-friendly manner. The campaign will […]

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ND Paper Announces Strategic Upgrades at U.S. Mills

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The installation of new headbox and shoe press and upgrades to the forming section are expected to enhance product quality and increase productivity and capacity of R10 machine. The machine will pause operation in late March next year. The R12 machine will be converted to focus on specialty packaging products. In addition, the R15 machine […]

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DTSC is Toxic to California Metal Recycling Efforts

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For instance, California’s largest recycling business, rePlanet, announced it has closed down its remaining 284 recycling centers throughout the state because of rising operating costs, reduced state fees, and the depressed pricing of recyclable materials. All the jobs provided by re-Planet are now gone. However, the state has an opportunity to salvage what remains of […]

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eCycle Solutions Acquires Ontario-based Electronics Refurbisher

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eCycle Solutions- Canada’s largest and most reputable electronic recycling solutions company announced acquisition of Refreshtek, a Markham, Ontario based company that focuses on refurbishing and sale of IT assets. The transaction further strengthens the company’s position as a full-service provider of electronics recycling and reuse. The company press release states that Refreshtek will be branded […]

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