Sims Recycling Solutions has spent $137 million to acquire a 20 percent stake in Hong Kong-based Chiho-Tiande Group – a scrap metal and electronic waste recycling firm. The move is SRS' first direct move into the Chinese scrap market.
In other Sims news, the company announced it will observe Data Privacy Day, Saturday, Jan. 28. Data Privacy Day, sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance, is intended to promote consumer awareness of data security best practices and offers more information here.
Here's something to chew on: In its quarterly earnings call yesterday, Apple reported selling 15.4 million iPads in the fourth quarter of 2011 – more devices than the number of computers sold by No. 2 PC maker HP in the same amount of time.
Wireless electronics manufacturer Kyocera has been recognized by CalRecycle for its recycling and environmental sustainability efforts. This is the ninth year Kyocera has been recognized by the state.