E-Scrap News

May 12, 2011

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1 | King County goes e-Stewards

King County, Washington has become an e-Stewards Enterprise member, making it the first government in Washington State and the second in the country, after Santa Clara County, California, to complete the standard.


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2 | ESC 2011: Three major assessments to be offered

Each year the E-Scrap Conference highlights research into critical issues and trends affecting electronics recycling. This year the focus will be on three critical issues.

The aftermath in Japan. We will be assessing the impact of the tragic earthquake and resulting tsunami on the high-tech industry. This research will include an explanation of how the global electronics recycling industry has changed due to the ongoing economic and manufacturing problems in the third largest economy in the world.

The need for rare earth metals recovery. Many of the 17 rare earth metals mined in the world eventually end up in electronics. Serious geopolitical concerns have resulted in a steep increase in the value of these metals and an ensuing tightness in supply, with many key leaders calling for increased rare earth metal recycling. But can they be recycled? Who’s doing it now? What’s the future? Research is underway to answer these and other key questions.

The cloud's effect on electronics recycling. More and more governments, businesses and consumers are taking their computing to the cloud. Huge IT players (Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Dell, IBM, etc.) are rushing to launch or expand cloud computing services whereby their software or massive data centers will provide for a client’s computing needs. What will be the effect on e-scrap recycling and data security as computing moves to the cloud? Will this transform how the electronics recycling industry does its business? These are among the questions our researchers are addressing.

The E-Scrap Conference will be held this year in Orlando, Florida, October 5-6. For more information, including how to register, visit www.e-scrapconference.com, or click the banner below.

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3 | Australia e-scrap program faces criticism

An Australian environmental organization is criticizing proposed regulations that will govern the country’s emerging electronics recycling infrastructure, arguing that a key agency has taken steps that will adversely affect the amount of material that is actually recycled.


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4 | Waste Expo opens with e-scrap focus

The annual Waste Expo convention kicked off this week in Dallas, Texas with a workshop on electronics recycling. While the conference and expo are predominantly focused on municipal solid waste hauling, recycling and composting, approximately 200 attendees met for a session addressing electronics recycling trends, laws and processing.


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5 | TV ownership shows first decline

Fewer U.S. households have television sets in their homes than in the recent past, according to a new estimate from the Nielsen Company.


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6 | Indian e-scrap firm expands

Attero Recycling, an Indian e-scrap recycling company, has plans to open up a new facility in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.


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7 | NewsBits

More certification news, plus a collection partnership between Keep America Beautiful, Waste Management and LG.


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8 | Upcoming conferences

Click here for a complete directory of upcoming conferences!

9 | Jobs Available & Sought

Reuse Program Coordinator, Free Geek (Portland, Oregon).
Details are available here.

General Manager, Computation Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec).
Details are available here.

Recycling Account Executive, Electronic Recyclers International, Inc. (ERI) (National).
Details are available here.

Resale Supervisor, Cascade Asset Management (Madison, Wisconsin).
Details are available here.

Regional Account Executive - Electronics/Precious Metals Refining, Gannon & Scott (Raleigh/Durham , North Carolina).
Details are available here.

Operations Manager, IMS Electronics (East Coast).
Details are available here.

Logistics and Transportation Manager, All Green Electronics Recycling (Tustin, California).
Details are availalbe here.

Enterprise Account Executive, Liquid Technology (New York City).
Details are available here.

Business Development Representatives, MRP Co., Inc. (National).
Details are available here.

Business Development Manager, Ecovery (Loxley, Alabama).
Details are available here.

Wireless Process Engineer, Global Electric Electronic Processing Inc. (Barrie, Ontario).
Details are available here.

Chief Executive Officer, Eco Recycling Ltd (Ecoreco) (Mumbai Area, India).
Details are available online.

Business Development Executive, Apto Solutions (Milpitas, California).
Details are available online.

Business Development Manager, PN California Inc. (Los Angeles, California).
Details are available here.

Account Executive, Sims Recycling Solutions (LaVergne, Tennessee with extensive travel to Atlanta, Georgia).
Details are available here.

Recycling Consultant, TeleCycle, LLC. (Major cities of the East Coast and Midwest States).
Details are available here.

Business Development Manager, ROUND2 INC. (Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas).
Details are available here.

Business Development Representative, Beacon Management Inc. (BMI) (Century City, California).
Details are available here.

Business Development Manager, Electronics Recycling Company (Southeastern U.S.)
Details are available here.

Empty Cartridges Collection Specialist, Kalon International, Inc. (Walnut, California).
Details are available here.

Operations Manager, All Green Recycling (Orange, California).
Details are available here.

Various Positions, PlanITROI, Inc. (Denville, New Jersey).
Details are available online.

Jobs Sought
Database of job seekers available here.

If you would like to submit a job available or job sought listing, send an email to newsletter editor Henry Leineweber at henry@resource-recycling.com.

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