In This Issue:

The Hidden Hazards of Air Bags

As air bags in end-of-life vehicles proliferate, recyclers seek practical ways to reduce the explosive and environmental risks they can pose when they deploy unexpectedly. By Diana Mota

North American Shredder List

In the three years since Scrap last updated its list, the North American shredder market has grown 4 percent, for a net gain of 12 installations, with smaller systems gaining ground against larger ones.

Closing the Loop

Taiwan-based Wistron Corp. is setting a new standard for recycling plastics from end-of-life electronics at its third-party-certified Chinese facility and recovering metals from circuitboards in the United States. By Adam Minter

Four to Watch

Four technological trends—bring-your-own-device policies, kill switches, solid-state drives, and cloud-based computing—pose potential obstacles to the refurbishment and resale of certain used electronic products. By Ellen Ryan

Safety Series: Expect to Be Inspected

Would you know your rights and responsibilities if an OSHA inspector showed up unannounced? This advice from safety experts can help you prepare and protect your company. By Jim Parsons

Equipment Focus: Mobile Equipment Telematics

Telematics technology offers a host of benefits for owners of mobile equipment, helping them improve operating efficiency, keep up with maintenance, and address problems before they cause downtime. By Ken McEntee

Industry News


Minneapolis Star Tribune (MN) (09/19/14) Reinan, John

Best Buy celebrated recycling its 1 billionth pound of consumer electronics and appliances in five years. Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly calls the free e-cycling program “the biggest and, we believe the best, consumer electronics ...
Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) (09/19/14) Seidman, Andrew

New Jersey lawmakers have introduced legislation aimed at discouraging the theft of metal fixtures from churches, schools, and other buildings. The legislation would require scrap metal businesses to purchase metals with che...
San Francisco Examiner (09/19/14) Sabatini, Joshua

Ors Csaszar, owner of Bayview, Calif.-based Our Planet Recycling, will offer bus service to help people get to recycling centers by the end of September. San Francisco has closed 22 of its 35 recycling centers since 1990 and i...


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