Blog | October 1st

The Return of the Veterans: Can they Bring Fresh Momentum in a Sluggish Market?

The ITAD and electronics recycling sectors are facing a state of freeze. Many of the techniques that were used over a decade ago are still the same. Although progress has been made on the shredding and materials separation front, as well as on the data security front, the business approach to ITAD and recycling, in particular, have not evolved much.

The M&A era of post 2008 brought some hope of greater efficiencies. With companies being absorbed, the concentration of assets and larger customer bases should have enabled the formation of economies of scale. As a result, this trend of consolidation should have brought more opportunity for growth and expansion in the sector, through fresh investments and new technologies.  But the M&A era also brought a…

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