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5/20/2019

Shamrock Foods has purchased 116 acres in Aurora, Colo., and expects to construct a distribution center.

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Shamrock Foods
5/20/2019

Electrical distributors creating a data management strategy should approach key objectives one piece at a time, says Gregory Smith of SPASIGMA. Clean data is a prerequisite for any further analysis, even if you have to outsource that task, he says.

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Gregory Smith
5/20/2019

Many distributors are using collaborative robots that work alongside warehouse employees, Dick Friedman writes. One such common robot is a cart that workers can dispatch to pick up items.

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Dick Friedman
5/20/2019

The public-private Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions Institute has awarded two grants to projects researching methods of recycling electronic waste. One project will use leaching processes to recover materials, and the other project will use solvents to recover metals.

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Resource Recycling
5/20/2019

The /e/ Foundation will offer refurbished Galaxy phones with an installed program called /e/ OS that removes all Google services.

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Android Police
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Google
5/20/2019

Corporations, nonprofits and associations are getting more involved in the US recycling market, according to this analysis. Material quality needs to be improved, as well as infrastructure for sorting and processing, to meet the demand for high-quality recycled materials.

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Waste Dive
5/20/2019

Retailers can address high return costs in a variety of ways, such as offering paid memberships, in-store returns, outsourced returns management and analysis of product and customer data, writes Profitect CEO Guy Yehiav.

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Retail TouchPoints
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Profitect
5/20/2019

AMP Robotics has developed a recycling robot called the AMP Cortex system, which can identify and sort 160 recyclables in a minute. The system is guided by the company's Neuron artificial intelligence platform and will be installed in multiple Electronic Recyclers International facilities by the end of the year.

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Waste360
5/17/2019

Leaders have a number of ways to become more empathetic, including appreciating the perspectives of others, expanding their own horizons and listening deeply without getting overwhelmed, writes Pamela McLean. "Whether we over-empathize and care too much, or completely miss the opportunity to connect with empathy, the result is similar -- we miss the opportunity to build a working relationship," she writes.

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SmartBrief/Leadership
5/17/2019

Deliveroo, a British food-delivery service active in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, raised $575 million in a funding round led by Amazon. The new capital will fund growth, Deliveroo CEO and co-founder Will Shu said.

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