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Latest news stories from E-Scrap News: Certification scorecard

Certification scorecard

February 25, 2016

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Latest news stories from E-Scrap News: Illinois bill loosens certification requirements

Illinois bill loosens certification requirements

By Editorial Staff, E-Scrap News

February 25, 2016

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Latest news stories from E-Scrap News: Auditor voices concerns about CRT processor

Auditor voices concerns about CRT processor

By Bobby Elliott, E-Scrap News

February 25, 2016

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Latest news stories from E-Scrap News: Four states report on their e-scrap programs

Four states report on their e-scrap programs

By Jared Paben, E-Scrap News

February 25, 2016

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Best Buy’s e-cycle program is ambitious, successful and financially unsustainable

The retailer’s popular e-waste program has turned into a cautionary tale for businesses navigating the challenges of the recycling economy

In 2009, Best Buy began an electronics recycling program that has since become the centerpiece of the retail giant’s sustainability effort. To date, the retailer has accepted junky gadgets and appliances from anyone – not just customers – for free. But it now appears the popular program isn’t as profitable as Best Buy would like it to be.

Earlier this month, the retailer announced it would start charging customers $ 25 for every television and computer monitor dropped off at a retail outlet as part of its in-store recycling program. Because of this, Best Buy will no longer accept television and computer monitors from customers in Pennsylvania and Illinois, as both states prohibit companies from collecting fees to help defray recycling costs. It will still recycle hundreds of other items for free.

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$6.8M Air Force waste-to-energy project showcases gasification technology

Hawaii's new waste-to-energy system has completed initial testing and, following more trials, will generate liquid jet fuel from waste.

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Wheelabrator may be awarded $60M following tax dispute in Connecticut

The city’s $ 450 million valuation of the waste-to-energy plant is more than five to 10 times the assessed value of Connecticut’s five other plants.

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Report: Covanta expands commitment to sustainability, sets future goals

Moving forward, Covanta aims to track workplace safety culture performance metrics and ensure 100% compliance limits at its facilities, among other objectives.

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Call2Recycle, Battery Solutions Partner to Increase Battery Recycling Efficiency

Consumer battery stewardship organization Call2Recycle has selected Battery Solutions as a partner for sorting and recycling batteries. Battery Solutions has recently started receiving batteries from Call2Recycle’s collection sites across the US. Call2Recycle CEO Carl Smith says Battery Solutions is the “leader in sorting technologies,” and says this represents a huge opportunity to improve the efficiency […] Environmental Leader

Manufactures to Pay for Contaminated Water Cleanup in NY

Honeywell and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics must pay to clean up a toxic chemical found in a New York village’s drinking water. The Associated Press reports that the New York Department of Environmental Conservation sent a letter to the two industrial companies demanding that they finance a Superfund cleanup in upstate New York’s Hoosick Falls. Other […] Environmental Leader

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