eBay Partners with Mobile Device Certification Provider

eBay, one of the world’s largest e-commerce channels, recently announced its partnership with mobile device certification provider, Phonecheck, after the launch of its Refurbished program designed to compete with certification programs from other online electronics marketplaces. The California-based certification provider enables refurbishers to sell Phonecheck-certified devices through the platform, and uses advanced software to evaluate…

E-Scrap Bill Passes in South Carolina

South Carolina’s House Bill 4775 has finally passed the State House and Senate after spending a month in conference committee over claims that the Senate had tried to link an unrelated bill. With an effort to reform the state’s extended producer responsibility (EPR) program for electronics, the bill eliminates weight targets for electronics collection and…

Battery Recycling Spreads Across U.S. & Europe

Battery fires are becoming a growing concern in the world, especially with the emergence of an electric car supply chain. Lithium Ion battery fires are becoming increasingly more common, leading the recycling industry to focus more on safe battery recycling.  Commercial operations for Lithium Ion battery recycler Li-Cycle’s new Arizona location have begun in what…

Microsoft Offers New Cybersecurity Services

Now that the majority of businesses have shifted to a hybrid work schedule, many people are using their own electronics while working from home and cybersecurity is becoming more crucial. Because home devices do not typically run security softwares or any protection, they are more susceptible to malware and other cyber threats. However, Microsoft has…