Weekly News Bulletin: Jan. 16-22, 2006


GRC Wireless Recycling Announces $3M in Donations

GRC Wireless Recycling has announced that its cell phone recycling programs have contributed $3 million to nonprofit organizations. The company's Shelter Alliance (www.shelteralliance.net) and Recycling Alliance (www.recyclingalliance.com) programs are designed to promote socially responsible programs. More than 2,000 organizations and thousands more supporting businesses across the country have participated in GRC's cell phone recycling programs...Read More »



Walker Magnetics Focuses Efforts on E-Scrap

Walker Magnetics is refocusing its corporate efforts to service the e-scrap industry. Walker now offers a complete line of magnetic separators to serve ferrous and non-ferrous recovery operations. The separation equipment operates at more than 99 percent efficiency, and is available in a variety of sizes and specifications...Read More »



Electronic Recyclers Enters Joint Venture with Australian Asset Management Firm

Electronic Recyclers of America, California's largest recycler of electronic waste, has entered into a joint venture partnership with HMR, an Australian-based company engaged in surplus asset chain management services. ERA will serve as HMR's exclusive downstream partner for CRTs, while HMR will serve as ERA's upstream for remarketable electronic equipment...Read More »



Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation Announces 2005 Collection Data

The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation has announced its collection data for 2005, and reported the collection of almost 5 million pounds of rechargeable batteries in the United States and Canada, an increase of nearly 10 percent from 2004. In 2005, community participation in RBRC's programs grew 38 percent, while participation by businesses grew by 26 percent...Read More »



Oregon University Begins Collection Efforts for Cell Phones

Oregon Health & Science University has partnered with Milwaukie, Ore.-based Legacy Wireless Services Inc. to provide collection and recycling services for old cell phones. The university will accept phones from the campus, and Legacy will refurbish and reuse the phones; proceeds from resold phones will be donated to a local children's hospital...Read More »



New York Gov. Pataki Seeks To Increase Environmental Funding

New York Gov. George Pataki hopes to increase funding for the state's Environmental Protection Fund by $30 million in the upcoming fiscal year. The 20 percent increase would bring the total funding to $180 million, but requires approval from the state Legislature. The fund aids recycling programs, pollution reduction efforts, and open space preservation...Read More »


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