The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) awarded Samsung Electronics America as the recipient of the 2016 Design for Recycling® (DFR) Award for the use of environmentally-conscious materials and advanced recyclable design in its 2016 curved full HD TV.
by MAURA KELLER
Here’s one thing we know: The core tenet of a successful electronics recycling business is minimizing total sourcing and processing costs while improving backend efficiencies and vendor relationships.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized leading electronics manufacturers and retailers for their contributions in diverting electronics from landfills as part of the Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge.
Steve Craig, corporate compliance director for Technology Conservation Group, was appointed by Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) to the R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and subsequent appointment to the R2 Consensus Body.
The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) dis-closed that New York City’s e-cycleNYC (www.nyc.gov/ecycle) program is broadening its scope, and will expand the collection process beyond participating residential buildings.
Atlanta based Call2Recycle, Inc., a company that manages battery and cellphone collection, reported that their collections increased 5 percent during 2015 to a record 12.6 million pounds. Enhanced awareness contributed to record-breaking battery collections in the U.S. and Canada.