Newsletter Archive

United States: Veolia Sells Its District Energy Assets to Antin Infrastructure Partners

Posted 08-27-2019

Veolia regularly reviews its asset portfolio in the light of its strategy and development plan. More »

LED Lighting Impacted By Potential New Tariffs

Posted 08-27-2019

Following last week’s trade negotiations with China, President Donald Trump announced that he will impose an additional 10% tariff on $300 billion in Chinese imports that are not already taxed. The new tariff will begin on September 1. More »

Global Economic Woes Affect E-Scrap Metal Markets

Posted 08-27-2019

A slowing global economy and rising fears over trade wars have produced steep changes in the value of scrap metals in obsolete electronics. Some prices have risen handsomely while others have fallen sharply. More »

E-Waste Recycling Legislation Rules 25 States

Posted 08-27-2019

Anyone with even a casual understanding of the technology marketplace recognizes that change is constantly afoot. And because of this rate of change and advancement, e-waste handling and disposal has become a significant concern, resulting in various states establishing key legislation for the proper handling of electronics. More »

New York’s Aggressive Climate Bill Decreases Carbon Output, Increases Commercial Energy Prices

Posted 07-29-2019

Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a measure for cutting greenhouse gases, More »

The Industrial Lighting Market: Trends and Forecasts 2019-2024

Posted 07-29-2019

The Industrial Lighting Market was valued at USD 4,025.6 million in 2018 and is expected to reach USD 5,179.2 million by 2024, recording a CAGR of 4.5%, during the forecast period of 2019-2024. More »

ISRI: Export Prohibition Rule Is Dead In The Water

Posted 07-29-2019

The U.S. Department of Commerce has decided not to pursue regulations restricting some e-scrap exports, according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). More »

One State’s E-Scrap Landfill Ban Again in the Crosshairs

Posted 06-12-2019

Lawmakers in North Carolina are again advancing a bill that would eliminate restrictions on disposing TVs and computer equipment. More »

Proposed Export Ban Draws Varied Responses

Posted 06-12-2019

A handful of electronics recycling stakeholders weighed in on a federal proposal to ban certain e-scrap exports and require stringent tracking for others. More »

Livestock Grow Lights Market to Grow by $2.16 Billion by 2023

Posted 06-12-2019

Technavio’s latest market research report on the global livestock grow lights market predicts the market to witness a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period More »

Global Waste Recycling Services Market Projected To Reach $376.78 Billion By 2024

Posted 06-12-2019

Lawmakers in North Carolina are again advancing a bill that would eliminate restrictions on disposing TVs and computer equipment. More »

US, China Raise Tariffs

Posted 05-20-2019

Following last Friday’s decision to raise tariffs to 25% on $200 billion in Chinese goods, China has responded by proposing its own 25% tariff on $60 billion in US imports, beginning on June 1. Investors reacted to the news on Monday morning with a sell-off, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 550 points during morning trading on Monday, May 13. More »

Hazardous Waste Projected To Increase

Posted 05-20-2019

Likewise, the “Global Hazardous Waste Management Market” industry report predicts the industry is anticipated to grow at a healthy rate of more than 6.66 percent over the forecast period 2017 to 2025. More »

Details on Total Reclaim Prison Sentences

Posted 05-20-2019

The owners of e-scrap processor Total Reclaim have been sentenced to 28 months in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges related to their export of LCD devices to Hong Kong. More »

Federally Backed Research Effort Eyes E-Scrap

Posted 05-20-2019

Projects exploring strategies to recover key materials from end-of-life electronics have received funding from the REMADE Institute. More »

Detroit Sues Lighting Manufacturer Over Failed Street Lights

Posted 05-20-2019

The City of Detroit filed a lawsuit against Leotek Electronics USA, an LED lighting manufacturer based in California, claiming more than 20,000 LED street lights purchased less than 5 years ago are failing. More »

Personal Info Abounds On Used Devices

Posted 04-22-2019

A random sampling of second-hand electronics for sale around Wisconsin found significant amounts of data, including hundreds of pieces of personally identifiable information. More »

New York Passes Statewide Organics Mandate, Plastic Bag Ban

Posted 04-22-2019

Effective March 2020, the state will prohibit distribution of any "plastic carryout bag" (with some exemptions) and allow cities or counties to implement their own five-cent fees on paper bags. New York City, among other local governments, is now expected to take that step. More »

Mild Solvent Extracts Cobalt from Batteries

Posted 04-22-2019

University researchers in Texas are developing a nontoxic leaching solution to recover cobalt and lithium from end-of-life batteries. More »

The Spirit of the First Earth Day

Posted 04-22-2019

In the waning months of the 1960s, environmental problems were proliferating like a many-headed hydra, a monster no one could understand let alone tame or slay. More »

Processor Shuts Down Due To Declining Volumes

Posted 03-25-2019

A Kansas nonprofit e-scrap operator has closed its doors, citing dwindling device collections. More »

Rebate Update

Posted 03-25-2019

Lighting rebate expert discusses 2019 trends in utility rebates, “one of the most underutilized sales tools available to distributors.” More »

4 Green Colleges That Are Keeping the Environment Clean

Posted 03-25-2019

Institutions everywhere are pursuing sustainability projects that strengthen the campus while making the larger community more resilient. More »

How to Manage Your E-Waste Liability and Avoid Becoming the Next Cautionary Tale

Posted 03-25-2019

With environmental and legal consequences catching up to more and more e-waste processors, Rich Thompson offers tips on finding a responsible recycling partner. More »

FAA Bans Cargo Shipment of Lithium-Ion Batteries on Passenger Flights

Posted 03-25-2019

The Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation on Wednesday issued an interim rule banning the transportation of lithium-ion cells and batteries as cargo on a passenger craft, as well as setting a 30 percent charge limit on ones shipped as air cargo. More »

EPR Program to Cover Host of New Devices

Posted 02-22-2019

Nova Scotia is banning additional types of electronics from disposal, a move that requires product manufacturers to expand their recycling services under the province’s extended producer responsibility program. More »

NEMA Responds to Light Bulb Standard Rollback

Posted 02-22-2019

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) is responding to this week’s news that the Department of Energy is considering a rollback of certain light bulb standards that are scheduled to go into effect next year. More »

EPA Releases First Major Update to Chemicals List in 40 Years

Posted 02-22-2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an update of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory listing the chemicals that are actively being manufactured, processed and imported in the United States. More »

Major Glass, Plastic Recycling Changes Proposed In Washington State

Posted 02-22-2019

Two bills that would alter statewide recycling programs have been introduced in the Washington state legislature in response to market changes spurred by China's scrap import policies. More »

Public Money Will Fund GES Cleanup in Kentucky

Posted 02-22-2019

When Global Environmental Services failed, the processor left CRT messes at multiple sites in two states. Years later, with the former owner in prison, government officials are nearing the last of the warehouse cleanups. More »

New Avenues in Biomedical Waste Management Developed

Posted 01-21-2019

This year is the 30th anniversary of the Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988. More »

Veolia Aims to Make E-waste Recycling Easy with RecyclePak

Posted 01-21-2019

Veolia’s RecyclePak is a mail-back program for commonly generated waste, such as fluorescent lamps, batteries, computer electronics and mercury-containing items. More »

SWEEP Standard — LEED for Waste And Recycling — Releases Ambitious Proposal

Posted 01-21-2019

The Solid Waste Environmental Excellence Protocol (SWEEP) Municipal Standard has been published in draft form. Following the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) model, its goal is to evaluate "the environmental, economic and social aspects of providing municipal solid waste services. More »

Global Stadium Lighting Market to Reach $641 Million By 2024

Posted 01-21-2019

According to the report, the global stadium lighting market accounted for USD 389 million in 2017 and is expected to reach USD 641 million by 2024, at a CAGR of around 7.4% between 2018 and 2024. More »

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

Posted 01-21-2019

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 »

Dissolvable Batteries: What Could They Mean for Recyclers?

Posted 01-21-2019

An Iowa State University researcher developed a technology that could fully dissolve a lithium-ion battery in minutes compared to hours or days. More »
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