Posted on January 12th, 2012 No comments
The Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER), based in Washington, D.C., has received the endorsement of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) for its support of federal legislation to restrict the export of electronic scrap from the United States. The groups says such action
Posted on December 27th, 2011 No comments
The Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER) has announced that Sims Recycling Solutions, (SRS) with North American headquarters in Chicago, has joined the industry effort to support federal legislation designed to restrict export of toxic electronic scrap from the United States and to create jobs through the expansion of the domestic recycling industry. In the House of Representatives, 13 co-sponsors have announced support for the bill. With the addition of SRS, CAER’s membership includes 34 U.S.
Sims Recycling Solutions Joins CAER
Posted on November 22nd, 2011 No comments
Xstrata Copper bills its Horne Smelter in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada, as “the world’s largest processor of electronic scrap containing copper and precious metals.” Speaking during a session of the World Recycling Forum, held in Hong Kong in mid-November, Paul Healey of Xstrata outlined how the company has put a sustainability plan in place that ideally ensures that the surrounding community understands the smelter’s role in the recycling loop. Healey said its Horne Smelter takes “relatively low-grade materials,” containing perhaps 20 percent copper, “and upgrades the material to 99 percent pure copper, which then goes to Xstrata’s Montreal refinery to become finished product.” About 85 percent of the feedstock for the Horne Smelter consists of copper concentrate that averages about 24 percent copper content, Healey added, with the remaining 15 percent of feedstock being electronic scrap and circuit boards, including material from Xstrata Recycling’s facilities in California and Rhode Island. In Rouyn-Noranda and surrounding communities, Healey said Xstrata has implemented a sustainability policy that “extends to asset management, product stewardship, contractor management, procurement” and strengthening ties with the community and government agencies
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World Recycling Forum: Sustainable Thinking
Posted on October 27th, 2011 No comments
Rockaway, N.J.-based iScrap App Inc. has announced its online and mobile version of the iScrap App is ready for use. Users can now access iScrap App’s scrap yard network on www.iScrapApp.com from any Internet-connected device including computers, iPads and mobile tablets, and all smartphones, including the BlackBerry.
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iScrap App Online and Mobile Version Becomes Available
Posted on March 25th, 2011 No comments
Summer Street Capital Partners LLC, a private equity firm based in Buffalo, N.Y., has acquired Apple Valley Waste (AVW), a recycling and solid waste management firm that serves two parts of West Virginia and Maryland. Following the acquisition, Apple Valley has added John Decker, formerly the vice president of operations for Casella Waste Systems, as its managing partner. “Apple Valley is a premier environmental services company, focused on providing the highest quality services in the communities that it serves,” says Michael Petri, Summer Street’s principal
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Private Equity Firm Acquires Apple Valley Waste
Posted on February 5th, 2011 No comments
Twenty-seven people have been indicted for their role in a far-reaching an identity theft ring that used stolen credit cards to purchase products from Apple stores around the country.
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Ring busted for buying Apple goods with fake cards
Posted on July 31st, 2009 No comments
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Security experts have uncovered flaws in Apple Inc’s iPhone that they said hackers can exploit to take control of the popular device, using the tactic for identity theft and other…
iPhone vulnerable to hacker attacks