Waste & Recycling


  • Blog E-Waste

    We’re using microbes to clean up toxic electronic waste – here’s how

    October 21, 2020 by Sebastien Farnaud

    Of the 44.7 million metric tonnes of electronic waste (often shortened to “e-waste”) produced around the world in 2017, 90% was sent to landfill, incinerated, or illegally traded

  • Eaton launches capacitor recycling

    August 31, 2020 by SWR Staff

    GREENWOOD, South Carolina – Power management company Eaton has launched a new recycling program based out of its Emerald Road facility in Greenwood, South Carolina, that allows customers to responsibly dispose of aged, obsolete or damaged power capacitor units. The

  • Ingram Micro ups its e-waste game

    August 24, 2020 by SWR Staff

    IRVINE, California – Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services, through its IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) services, has committed to waste-neutral disposal of its employee notebooks sold on the secondary market. The lifespan of employee notebooks is extended through secondary market

  • Global electronic waste up 21 percent in five years

    July 31, 2020 by Vanessa Forti

    And recycling isn’t keeping up

  • E-waste management market to post double-digit growth

    July 28, 2020 by SWR Staff

    Portland, Oregon –The global e-waste management market is predicted to grow at almost 12 percent a year between 2020 and 2027. According to a recent report by Allied Market Research, the market was pegged at US$41.97 billion in 2019, and

  • RPRA seeks feedback on fees

    June 30, 2020 by SWR Staff

    The Ontario Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority (RPRA) is consulting on its proposed 2020 Registry fees for tires, batteries and electronics. These are fees that registrants pay to the authority to cover its costs related to building and operating the

  • Paul Kirsch appointed CEO of e-recycler

    January 8, 2020 by SWR Staff

    NEW YORK – Paul Kirsch has joined e-recycler and data disposal company 4THBIN as CEO. Kirsch was most recently president of Chemours’s US$2.7 billion-per-year fluorochemical operation. He also previously held positions as vice-president at XM Satellite Radio, vice president at

  • Electronics Recycling Association donates in Calgary

    December 31, 2019 by SWR Staff

    CALGARY – The Electronic Recycling (Reusing) Association has teamed up with Calgary’s professional box lacrosse team, the Roughnecks, to bring the gift of technology to four schools and one non-profit. The four schools receiving this donation are Thomas B. Riley

  • Sims to handle e-waste for Dutch research consortium

    December 30, 2019 by SWR Staff

    AMSTERDAM – SURFsara has selected Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS), a specialist in IT asset disposition and cloud recycling, as its e-waste recycling vendor. SRS will ensure that all SURFsara’s electronics are responsibly redeployed, remarketed or recycled. SRS and SURFsara have

  • KC Recycling to take all Canada’s CRT glass

    November 28, 2019 by SWR Staff

    TRAIL, British Columbia – KC Recycling, a Pacific Northwest recycler of cathode-ray tube (CRT) glass from old televisions, lead-acid batteries, and electronic scrap, is adding capacity to manage all of Canada’s scrap CRT glass. In order to expand capacity, the company