Senators Push E-Scrap Export Ban

In February, the House of Representatives passed the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength Act of 2022 (America COMPETES Act). The bill was first proposed on grounds of national security, but stirred controversy within the industry over its extensive e-scrap export restrictions. In efforts to prevent counterfeit electronics from reentering…

Startup Enables the Tracking of Scrap Plastic Shipments

One major universal request in the recycling industry is for more transparency, and a new startup is turning these requests into actions. Founded by former U.S. EPA staff members, Anna-Marie Cook and Bill Robertson, Kamilo Inc. was developed in late 2019 and focuses on the goal of increasing the value of recycled resin by using…

U.S. Military Starts E-Scrap Project

Last year the White House published, “Building resilient supply chains, revitalizing American manufacturing, and fostering broad-based growth,” a report calling for investments to be made in the recovery of rare earth elements in e-scrap. Recent years have seen many supply chain issues, leading to shortages of certain materials, and the U.S. military has kickstarted a…

ISRI 2022 Convention

Next week marks ISRI’s first annual convention in two years. ISRI 2022 is at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas March 21-24. ISRI 2022 will feature industry topics such as improving business operations, environmental, health and safety, sustainability, federal and state legislative outlooks, markets, and workforce issues.  Speaker sessions begin March 22, and include a…