Basel Convention Approves E-Scrap Amendments, Further Restricting U.S. E-Scrap Exports

Last year the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal published several changes to the convention that would tighten e-scrap export regulations. The meeting took place this past week in Geneva, resulting in approval for e-scrap related changes, and puts further emphasis on the creation and adoption of…

Device Leasing Company Expands

Rumors that Apple is developing a leasing program for its devices have recently circulated, raising questions from the company’s loyal customers. The rumors stirred surprise among Apple users, however, this is not the first time the idea of leasing devices has been put into action.  Berlin-based device leasing company, Grover, was founded in 2015 with…

The Pitfalls & Solutions of Selling Returned Merchandise on the Direct to Consumer Market

Many things have changed over the years, including the way society shops. Especially since the pandemic, there has been a major increase in online shopping. Because stores were closed people bought almost everything online, a method that has continued due to the lingering pandemic and convenience. Direct-to-consumer online platforms such as Amazon, eBay, Back Market…

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Global e-waste market expected to reach 63.705 million metric tons by 2025

According to a study by Grand View Research, Inc., the global e-waste market is expected to reach 63.705 million metric tons by 2025. Rising disposable income levels in developing countries coupled with consumer’s inclination towards technologically advanced gadgets have resulted in the significant sales of electronic devices across the globe, thereby driving the e-waste management…

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U.S. electronic goods recycling market worth $15.23 billion by 2025

The U.S. electronic goods recycling market size is expected to reach USD 15.23 billion by 2025. Factors such as rapid industrialization, increasing demand for automobiles and consumer electronics, and growing need to manage proper utilization of natural resources are expected to propel demand for electronic goods recycling over the forthcoming years. According to the Institute…