Archive for the Recycling News Category

“Curbing” Curbside Recycling Costs and Boosting Recovery

Getting Americans to recycle correctly remains a big challenge for the industry.

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You probably have a drawer full of them – why can’t we crack battery recycling?

Research indicates up to half of all EU countries could fall short of this year’s target to recycle 45% of waste batteries

 

The directive forces manufacturers to cut their use of the most toxic battery ingredients, such as mercury and cadmium.

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Latest news stories from E-Scrap News: Industry responds to export report

Industry responds to export report

By Bobby Elliott, E-Scrap News

May 12, 2016

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Environmental Executive Moves: Veolia, ION Engineering, Canadian Solar

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Veolia Water Technologies: The resource management giant has appointed Frédéric Théry (pictured) as its new Asia Pacific chief executive officer. Théry has worked in different entities across the Veolia Group over the last 23 years, first moving into Veolia Water Technologies in 2003 […] Environmental Leader

Latest news stories from E-Scrap News: E-Scrap 2016: Connect with all the key vendors

E-Scrap 2016: Connect with all the key vendors

May 12, 2016

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Latest news stories from E-Scrap News: In My Opinion: Industry needs enforcement, not new laws

In My Opinion: Industry needs enforcement, not new laws

May 12, 2016
By Jim Cornwell, URT

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Latest news stories from E-Scrap News: Pennsylvania bill aims to fix e-scrap funding shortfalls

Pennsylvania bill aims to fix e-scrap funding shortfalls

By Editorial Staff, E-Scrap News

May 12, 2016

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Latest news stories from E-Scrap News: Certification scorecard

Certification scorecard

May 11, 2016

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Recycling your mobile phone? Beware the empty price ‘promise’

I’ll admit it, I didn’t read the small print. So I almost paid the price when a £26 offer was cut by more than two-thirds

I’m an idiot, I don’t mind admitting it. In a fit of stupidity, and only seeing pounds signs, I was lured in by flashy marketing and failed to read the small print when looking to make some extra cash. I sent off an old mobile phone to a gadget recycling company without checking its credentials or terms of business – and it nearly cost me dear.

RapidRecycle.co.uk, part of Goodbye Gadgets, quoted me £26.75 for my old Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. It was in full working order with only one or two scratches and chips. There were three options when describing it: new, working and faulty. I picked working. “Super prices! We pay what we quote,” the website boasts. “Don’t trust other recyclers with their overinflated prices. Rapid Recycle will only give you the best!”

I had the option to decline, but – and here’s the real sting in the tail – I’d have to pay £7.99 to get my phone back

Some faults such as screen burn and pixel damage can be innocently overlooked by the seller

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Why a Deal Between Indianapolis and Covanta Hit a Legal Roadblock

City officials in Indianapolis, Ind., thought they had a great deal with a waste-to-energy firm until a state appeals court effectively said, “Not so fast.”
 

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