Newsletter Archive

Battery fires: The Potential Danger Hiding in Your Kitchen Junk Drawer

Posted 11-26-2018

After putting up Christmas decorations this year, Damien Morris had some extra batteries left over and did what many people do — tossed them in a drawer for future use. More »

Supplying Reliable Microgrids for Puerto Rico’s Thriving Global Manufacturing Industry

Posted 11-26-2018

Puerto Rico’s diverse range of industrial and commercial facilities suffered hugely after last year’s Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which together knocked out the island population’s power supply, plunging 2. More »

EPA: Hazardous Waste Handling Agreement Reached with Bureau of Reclamation at Grand Coulee Dam

Posted 11-26-2018

The Bureau of Reclamation has settled federal hazardous waste handling violations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at Grand Coulee Dam in Northeastern Washington. More »

NY Dec Launches Fourth Round of E-Waste Recycling Grants

Posted 11-26-2018

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) commissioner Basil Seggos announced that the fourth round of grant funding from the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) is being made available to help municipalities across the state address costs associated with the collection and recycling of eligible electronic wastes (e-waste). More »

Former Central Kentucky Businessman Sentenced to 36 Months for The Illegal Transportation and Storage of Hazardous Waste

Posted 11-26-2018

A former Central Kentucky businessman, who currently resides in Austin, Texas, was sentenced in U.S. District Court today. Kenneth Gravitt, 63, was sentenced, to 36 months, by Chief U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell, on convictions relating to the illegal storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous waste. More »

Segment Outlook 2019: Commercial and Industrial Lighting

Posted 11-26-2018

From controls to the impact of recent and impending tariffs, manufacturers share their predictions for the C&I lighting sectors in 2019 and what distributors need to know to maximize their participation. More »

Unilever and Veolia Sign a Collaboration Agreement on Sustainable Packaging

Posted 10-26-2018

Unilever and Veolia today announced that they have signed a collaboration agreement to jointly work on emerging technologies that will help create a circular economy on plastics across various geographies, starting in India and Indonesia. More »

Battery Recycling and Safety Issues

Posted 10-26-2018

An Ohio company has agreed to come into compliance with state and federal hazardous waste laws and to pay a penalty of $77,093 to settle claims by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it violated state and federal hazardous waste laws at its facility in North Clarendon, Vt More »

EPA Fines an Industrial Coating Manufacturer $77,903

Posted 10-26-2018

An Ohio company has agreed to come into compliance with state and federal hazardous waste laws and to pay a penalty of $77,093 to settle claims by the US Environmental Protection Agency that it violated state and federal hazardous waste laws at its facility in North Clarendon, Vt More »

LED Lighting Market to Reach $54.28 Billion by 2022

Posted 10-26-2018

Zion Market Research recently released a report showing that the global LED lighting market totaled $26.09 Billion in 2016 and is likely to cross $54.28 Billion by end of 2022, developing at a CAGR of almost 13% from 2017 to 2022. More »

The Top 4 Questions about LED Lights Answered

Posted 10-26-2018

The average American household contains more than 40 light sockets. Now count the lights in street lights, office buildings and retail neighborhoods. More »

Former CEO Admits To Federal Crimes

Posted 09-24-2018

A former e-scrap company executive has pleaded guilty to federal fraud and tax evasion charges, admitting he marketed device destruction and recycling services but actually landfilled e-scrap and sold intact units. More »

Fire Code Changes Target Battery Storage

Posted 09-24-2018

Proposed changes to international fire regulations could impact e-scrap and ITAD companies by requiring new lithium-ion battery storage procedures. More »

It’s Official: Tariffs To Impact Lighting

Posted 09-24-2018

On Tuesday, September 18, the Trump Administration approved an additional $200 billion in new tariffs against a long and varied list of products imported from China. More »

Battery Recycling Market Estimated To Reach More Than $25 Billion By 2026

Posted 09-24-2018

The global battery recycling market was valued at around $10 billion in 2017 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of nearly 11 percent from 2018 to 2026, according to a new report by Transparency Market Research titled: More »

California Governor Signs First Wave of Plastic Pollution Reduction Bills

Posted 09-24-2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed three key bills and made his boldest statement to date on the public health and environmental threat posed by plastic pollution and waste. More »

Battery Breakthrough: Doubling Performance with Lithium Metal That Doesn't Catch Fire

Posted 09-24-2018

A rechargeable battery technology developed at the University of Michigan could double the output of today's lithium ion cells More »

New Proposed Tariff List Includes More Lighting Targets

Posted 08-13-2018

The Office of the United States Trade Representative has released the latest list of products made in China that could potentially face new tariffs as a part of the ongoing trade war between the United States and China. More »

Federal Register Notice on Proposed SNUR for Asbestos

Posted 08-13-2018

EPA is proposing a significant new use rule (SNUR) for certain uses of asbestos (including asbestos-containing goods) that would require manufacturers and importers to receive EPA approval before starting or resuming manufacturing and importing or processing of asbestos. More »

Global Smart Office Market Expects Growth of 11.26% by 2023

Posted 08-13-2018

The “Global Smart Office Market – By Product (Smart Lighting, Security and Access Control Systems, Energy Management Systems, Smart HVAC Control Systems), Building Types and Region – Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2018 – 2023)” report has been released. More »

EPA Launches Electronic Waste Tracking System

Posted 08-13-2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System (e-Manifest). The system will improve access to higher quality and more timely hazardous waste shipment data and save industry and states valuable time and resources to the tune of $90 million annually. More »

Electronic Recycling Grows With Surge in E-Waste

Posted 07-23-2018

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Staples Sustainable Innovation Lab, and the Consumer Technology Association, recently completed a comprehensive study to create a baseline “material footprint” of consumer technology used in U. More »

Looking to Recycle Your Fluorescent Lamps in Toronto?

Posted 07-23-2018

Veolia North America is now offering drop-off recycling service for mercury-bearing lamps in the GTA at our Pickering facility, Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays). More »

R2 And E-Stewards Criticize Illinois CRT Storage Bill

Posted 07-23-2018

Legislation supporting retrievable storage as a downstream outlet for CRT glass has advanced in Illinois, and certification standards organizations are concerned – one may even consider withdrawing its program from the state. More »

A National E-Scrap Processor Goes Out of Business

Posted 07-23-2018

A national e-scrap processor that previously filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy will see its assets sold and over 300 jobs terminated under a plan recently approved by a federal judge. More »

New York City Council Passes Controversial Waste Bill

Posted 07-23-2018

Outdoor lighting at night provides many obvious and accepted benefits to society, including the ability to safely travel on roadways, facilitate commerce, enable outdoor activities such as recreation, provide for the lighting of architecture and landmarks, and provide for social and personal security. More »

National Lighting Bureau Releases Report On Outdoor Lighting

Posted 07-23-2018

Outdoor lighting at night provides many obvious and accepted benefits to society, including the ability to safely travel on roadways, facilitate commerce, enable outdoor activities such as recreation, provide for the lighting of architecture and landmarks, and provide for social and personal security. More »

Processor Faces Hazardous Waste Allegations

Posted 06-19-2018

California regulators are accusing e-scrap processor of violating hazardous waste management laws. More »

Fearful Of Fires, Cities Keep Eye on Lithium-Ion Batteries

Posted 06-19-2018

The new era of big batteries has already drawn scrutiny after fiery electric-car crashes across America and Europe. More »

Luminaire, Lighting Control Market to Grow To $110 Billion

Posted 06-19-2018

According to a new market report on luminaire and lighting control published by Transparency Market Research, the global luminaire and lighting control market is expected to reach $111 billion by 2026, expanding at a CAGR of 5. More »

One State Shifts Program Despite Governor’s Objections

Posted 06-19-2018

A bill making changes to Maine’s electronics recycling framework became law after the legislature overrode the governor’s veto. More »

What Is The Future For Aerosol Cans In America?

Posted 06-19-2018

Aerosol cans account for nearly half of the materials in the US retail sector covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. More »

EPA Proposes Safe System for Recycling Aerosol Cans that Saves Over $3 Million Per Year

Posted 05-14-2018

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a clear, practical, and safe system for handling hazardous waste of aerosol cans that encourages recycling. More »

Lighting Tariffs: The Distributor Side of the Coin

Posted 05-14-2018

President Trump’s proposed tariffs continue to be a hot topic, not only with the steel and aluminum industries, but with manufacturers of various electrical products as well. Just this month, LEDs and LED parts were added to the growing list of Chinese products subject to tariffs. More »

CRT Stockpile Lingers Years after Owner’s Imprisonment

Posted 05-14-2018

E-scrap materials, including CRT glass, sit abandoned in rural Wyoming, with the site’s former owner in prison and regulatory agencies still working to determine who should handle a cleanup. More »

DoE Tests Retrofit Lighting In Extreme Conditions

Posted 05-14-2018

The Department of Energy (DOE) has released the final report in a series documenting the performance of high-flux LED lighting in a high-temperature environment over a period of almost four years. More »

Legislation Introduced In California To Create A “Right To Repair” For Electronics

Posted 04-16-2018

Assembly member Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) will introduce the California Right to Repair Act. The legislation would require manufacturers of electronics to make diagnostic and repair information, as well as equipment or service parts, available to product owners and to independent repair shops. More »

FAA Proposes $63,750 Civil Penalty for Alleged HazMat Violations

Posted 04-16-2018

The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $63,750 civil penalty against J&J Tech Group of Miami for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations. More »

Research: Global LED Market To Pass $70 Billion By 2023

Posted 04-16-2018

According to the new market research report published by P&S Market Research, global LED lighting market size is projected to cross $70.2 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 12.6% between 2017-2023. More »

EPA’s Recycling Funding Untouched In Final Budget

Posted 04-16-2018

The 2018 spending bill approved by lawmakers and signed by the president last week contains good news for the U.S. EPA and its recycling-related programs: The agency avoided significant budget cuts that were proposed last year. More »

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Posted 04-16-2018

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One State Feels Squeeze from Insufficient E-Scrap Funding

Posted 03-26-2018

Despite having a landfill ban in place, problems have plagued electronics recycling in Colorado for years, and stakeholders are working to find a solution. More »

Retailer Fined Millions for Alleged Improper Disposal

Posted 03-26-2018

A major home improvement chain will pay nearly $28 million in a California settlement involving disposal of e-scrap, batteries, household hazardous waste and intact customer information. More »

Lighting Technology Can Reap Energy Savings of Up To 70%

Posted 03-26-2018

The latest lighting technology for parking areas quickly pays for itself and can reap energy savings of up to 70%, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). More »

Proposed China Tariff Could Impact Lighting

Posted 03-26-2018

Reuters and Politico both reported President Trump is planning to impose tariffs against China by up to $60 billion in an effort to decrease the Chinese trade surplus. More »

Graphene Oxide Nanosheets Could Help Bring Lithium-Metal Batteries to Market

Posted 03-26-2018

Lithium-metal batteries — which can hold up to 10 times more charge than the lithium-ion batteries that currently power our phones, laptops and cars — haven’t been commercialized because of a fatal flaw: More »

U.S. Budget Bill Includes Extension of CHP Tax Credit to Enhance Manufacturing Competitiveness

Posted 02-26-2018

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New York’s Second E-Waste Program Showing Success

Posted 02-26-2018

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos shared that the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act has driven the collection and recycling of more than 520 million pounds or 260,000 tons of electronic waste from 2011 to 2016. More »

Alabama School District to Save $14.6 Million with Energy and Operational Savings

Posted 02-26-2018

Blount County Schools’ partnership with Schneider Electric to improve energy efficiency at 20 district facilities is expected to generate $14.6 million in energy and operational savings. More »

Failed CRT Businesses Benefited from Creative’s Demise

Posted 02-26-2018

Property owners spent millions of dollars cleaning up CRT storage sites left behind by Creative Recycling Systems. But E-Scrap News has learned much of the glass went to companies that ultimately failed and abandoned stockpiles of their own. More »

191 Lithium Battery Incidents Reported Since 1991

Posted 02-26-2018

As of January 24, 2018, 191 air/airport incidents involving lithium batteries carried as cargo or baggage that have been recorded since March 20, 1991. More »

Smart Street Lighting Market Expected To Hit $4.3 Billion

Posted 01-22-2018

A new report prepared by Persistence Market Research titled “Smart Street Lighting Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012-2016 and Forecast 2017-2026” studies the performance of the global smart street lighting market over a nine year assessment period starting from the years 2017 and ending in the year 2026. More »

Oregon Mulls Cap and Trade System to Limit Emissions

Posted 01-22-2018

Oregon lawmakers are considering implementing cap and trade system that would limit some emissions and charge businesses for the right to pollute. More »

LED Controller Market Growth Expected To Reach 17.4%

Posted 01-22-2018

As stated by Persistence Market Research, the global LED lighting controllers market is anticipated to grow at an exponential rate during the period of assessment. The global LED lighting controllers market has been witnessing a continuous growth path since past years and the situation of the market is expected to further improve after 2017, according to this research report. More »

Iowa Attorney General Sues CRT Outlet Over Stockpiles

Posted 01-22-2018

State officials are suing an Iowa electronics recycling operation accused of stockpiling and improperly managing millions of pounds of CRTs. More »

Airlines Restrict 'Smart Luggage' Over Fire Hazards Posed By Batteries

Posted 01-22-2018

Airlines including American, Delta and Alaska have announced restrictions on so-called smart luggage because the lithium-ion batteries found in many of these suitcases pose a fire risk. More »

Recall of 50,000 Lithium-Ion Laptop Batteries Over Fire Risk

Posted 01-22-2018

If you have an HP laptop, you’ll want to see if your model is mentioned in the following laptop battery recall notice issued by HP. Earlier today, the company announced that it is commencing a worldwide recall of lithium ion batteries for its notebooks and mobile workstations due to flaws that could cause them to overheat and catch fire. More »
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