Unlocked cellphones: What do they mean for consumers, recyclers?

Last year, the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act passed successfully, reversing a congressional decision that previously banned people from unlocking their cellphones. President Obama’s signage of this bill overturned the Copyright Office’s 2012 ruling against cellphone unlocking. With further review of this bill down the road, there is a chance the previous unlocking ban…

Illinois to amend ecycling program

Illinois officials are considering an amendment to the state’s current e-scrap legislation that would lead to higher manufacturer recycling goals and protections for local governments. The 3 changes 1. Double current manufacturer recycling requirement from 50 to 100 percent of what each company sells in the state 2. Legislation would stiffen penalty against OEMs failing…