The International Computer Refurbisher Summit wrapped up last week in Austin, Texas. ICRS was held November 10-11 and had 179 attendees – a 33 percent increase over last year.
Patent No. 8,060,748 has been awarded to Swedish firm Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson describing a secure end-of-life management system for electronics. The method uses a cryptographic circuit to verify and mark an electronic device as disabled.
Toxicslink, an India-based environmental organization, will hold a one-day workshop on Nov. 24 in Hyderabad to discuss and raise awareness concerning the growing issue of e-waste management, particularly in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Fujifilm has launched what it says is the world's first business making CDs and DVDs from recycled discs, reports The Nikkei. Each of the discs, which will be obtained from the company's supply network, will contain 50 percent recycled content, with the goal of eventually making its discs completely from recovered plastic.