E-Scrap News

June 27, 2013

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1 | R2:2013 officially unveiled

With one week to go until the revised standard goes into effect, R2 Solutions has officially announced the new R2:2013 certification for electronics recycling facilities.


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2 | E-Scrap 2013: Experts offer need-to-know update on certification programs

With hundreds of North American electronics processing facilities certified to new environmental health and safety standards, increasingly, certification is a requirement to do business in electronics recycling. With new changes underway for these certification programs, we've asked leading experts to shed light on what's happening in certification and what processors need to know.

Libby Chaplin (Arcadian Solutions) and Anne Peters (Gracestone, Inc.) will present the findings of their recent research into the similarities — and differences — between certification platforms operating in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The conference will also provide updates on the two main certification systems used in the U.S.: John Lingelbach will describe R2:2013, the latest update to the R2 platform, including a discussion about the new fee system being adopted. The session will also include a similar overview by Jim Puckett from the Basel Action Network. As with R2, the e-Stewards certification platform offered by BAN is changing in response to the ever-evolving nature of electronics recycling. Come to this session to gain an understanding of how certification will change in the future.

The E-Scrap Conference will be held at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida, September 11-12. Early-bird registration is available at www.e-scrapconference.com or by clicking the banner below.

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3 | Arrow brings e-Stewards certification to all facilities

Multinational electronic components supplier Arrow Electronics has reached a three-year agreement with the Basel Action Network to certify all of Arrow's electronics recycling and IT asset recovery operations worldwide to the e-Stewards standard.


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4 | Gartner forecast signals upheaval for stagnant PC industry

The writing has been on the wall for some time that the once-dominant PC market is rapidly declining, but new data from market research firm Gartner signals x86 architecture and traditional desktop operating systems will continue to survive, even as form-factors change.


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5 | EPA pressed to better define "electronic waste"

The Environmental Protection Agency is currently grappling with a tricky question that many in the recycling industry know all too well: What exactly is e-scrap?


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6 | Certification scorecard

With the roster of companies attaining third-party certifications or audits continuing to grow, E-Scrap News has compiled a round-up of the firms announcing certification this past week.


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7 | NewsBits

Green Technology Solutions picks up a Chilean partner, eRecyclingCorps sees more than 1 million trade-ins in May and Redemtech UK rebrands. Read about it all in this week's NewsBits.


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8 | Upcoming conferences & webinars

Click here for a complete directory of upcoming conferences and webinars!

9 | Jobs Available & Sought

Sales Professional, E-Waste Experts, Inc. (Bristol, Pennsylvania).
Details are available here.

Director of Business Development, Integrated Communications and Technologies (Malden, Massachusetts).
Details are available here.

Account Executive, Integrated Communications and Technologies (Malden, Massachusetts).
Details are available here.

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, IMS Electronics Recycling (National).
Details are available online.

Business Development Supervisor, IMS Electronics Recycling (Vancouver, Washington).
Details are available online.

Business Development Representative, IMS Electronics Recycling (Decatur, Georgia).
Details are available online.

Sales Representative, Spruce IT Asset Recovery (Multiple Locations).
Details are available here.

Business Development Associate, Lifespan Technology Recycling, Inc. (Multiple Locations).
Details are available here.

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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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