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November 11, 2021
Returns Costs Increase Due to Congestion and Constraints in Supply Chains

By Cathy Roberson, Reverse Logistics Association

November 2, 2021
Over 1.5 MILLION Mobile Phones Cosmetically Graded for Resale by FutureDial's SMART Grade Robots

November 16, 2021
Download the RLA Returns Management Survey Results White Paper

November 3, 2021
Press Release: RLA Announces Returns Management Survey Results

By Cathy Roberson, Reverse Logistics Association

October 28, 2021
FedEx Express launches reusable packaging for e-commerce

October 28, 2021
New MacBook Pro uses battery pull tabs for easier replacement

October 25, 2021
National "Repair Done Right" Month, November

CTIA - The Wireless Association

October 25, 2021
How we win Right to Repair in 2022

The Repair Association

October 20, 2021
How An RMS Helps Optimize E-Commerce Returns Management

October 25, 2021
Press Release: Restock Canada joins the Reverse Logistics Association

October 20, 2021
Why We Should Worry About Returns

By Cathy Roberson, Reverse Logistics Association

October 7, 2021
Supply Chain Braces for Peak Retail Returns: How Companies Should Prepare

October 7, 2021
RLA Returns Index Survey

Reverse Logistics Association

September 14, 2021
Returns as a Service: The Next Big Retail Innovation

September 20, 2021
RLA attends, participates and presents at Parcel Forum '21

August 30, 2021
WSJ Illustrates Need for Right to Repair with Two Busted MacBooks

September 2, 2021
ReverseLogix: 4 Ways RMS Creates an Exceptional E-Commerce Returns Experience

August 17, 2021
How goTRG Helps Retailers Make Money from Returns

September 16, 2021
RLA Member OPTORO Wins Gold STEVIE® AWARD in 2021 International Business Awards®

August 12, 2021
Combat Rising Returns with Flexibility, Analytics

August 11, 2021
White Paper: How to Choose A Reverse Logistics Provider For Your Business.

August 4, 2021
ReverseLogix: Returns management systems have benefits

June 6, 2021
How 6 Million Pounds Of Electronic Waste Gets Recycled A Month

July 29, 2021
Sims Lifecycle Services: Recycling electronics isn't easy

July 19, 2021
goTRG exec: Device refurbishers must focus on customers

July 19, 2021
iFixit CEO names and shames tech giants for right to repair obstruction

July 6, 2021
Optoro helps American Eagle Outfitters speed up returns

June 24, 2021
Will virtual fitting rooms push Walmart to the fashion forefront?

Retail Dive: Retail News and Trends

June 22, 2021
PRESS RELEASE: Milestone Opens New Corporate Headquarters in St. Charles, Missouri

June 23, 2021
The Business of Returning Things

June 21, 2021
Global Resale Hosts Ministerial Visit For Grand Opening

June 10, 2021
Silicon Mountain - Reduce, Repair, Recycle

June 8, 2021
Press Release - G2 Reverse Logistics

June 1, 2021
Electronics maker HTC publishes repair manuals via iFixit

May 27, 2021
Acer introduces new laptop featuring recycled material

May 6, 2021
IFixit backs FTC in its response to repair restrictions

May 24, 2021
ReverseLogix Press Release

April 29, 2021

Global Resale

May 29, 2021
Routers, Switches & Data Security: Why Automated Network Device Sanitization Can’t Be Overlooked


April 26, 2021
goTRG Exec shares 3 ways to make Returns Process Greener


April 21, 2021
The Reverse Logistics Association’s Focus on Sustainability


April 28, 2021
Best Buy moves toward greener supply chain with TRUE zero waste facility

Best Buy

April 19, 2021
RLA chief: Create C-suite role for reverse logistics


April 21, 2021
RLA Partners with AIM to present Engage Again Virtual Conference - May 5-6, 2021

April 15, 2021
Echo Environmental Receives 2021 Verizon Supplier Sustainability Award

April 15, 2021
Press Release: Optoro Welcomes Two Seasoned Industry Leaders to Its Board of Directors


April 8, 2021
Shift in Consumer Values Spurs Growth in Resale Sector


April 6, 2021
Turnaround for reverse logistics: interview with Tony Sciarrotta

DC Velocity

March 30, 2021
Manifest Officially Announces Open Registration

March 19, 2021
RLA Member Spotlight - Walmart

Here's where your 'free' online returns actually end up

CNN Business

March 11, 2021
Pandemic could fuel advancement of right-to-repair laws

March 16, 2021
PRESS RELEASE: B-Stock Hires Two Leadership Roles to Support New Phase of Growth

March 3, 2021
Warehouse space crunch will get worse, RLA chief says


March 2, 2021
Online Recommerce a Growing Option for Handling Returns


February 8, 2021
FedEx exec: We can help with both sides of returns


February 8, 2021
B-Stock sets sales record in 2020 as returns increase

February 10, 2021
RLA Member Spotlight - The Home Depot

January 28, 2021
ERI Featured in BBC Story on How 5G Means Even More Electronic Waste

February 3, 2021
RLA Announces the 2021 RLA Excellence Award Winners

December 26, 2020
ERI Featured in CNBC Story on Conquering the Challenges of Electronic Waste


December 21, 2020
Walmart, FedEx aim to make returns easier

December 3, 2020
In-store returns for online orders save time and money


December 4, 2020
Rheaply wins the Revolution, Morgan Stanley Inclusive Innovation and Opportunity Competition!

November 19, 2020
Optoro, eBay team up to Help Merchants Resell Returns


November 18, 2020
RLA Membership Spotlight: Intel!

November 9, 2020
How Retailers can Manage Holiday, Pandemic Returns


October 28, 2020
Inmar Intelligence, Happy Returns form Partnership


November 2, 2020
CoWorx Staffing Services Kicks Off National Food Drive

CoWorx Staffing

November 3, 2020
RLA Membership Spotlight: HP!

October 20, 2020
Waste Management Sets Record for Recyclables Processing


October 26, 2020
GoTRG CEO says Refurbished items must Satisfy Standards


October 15, 2020
Back Market, iFixit hold "Still In Its Prime Day"


October 20, 2020
FedEx gets into Returns with Happy Returns Partnership


October 8, 2020
Optoro Helping Staples Accept other Retailers' Returns


October 13, 2020
Happy Returns at the forefront of retail "return bars"


October 12, 2020
EBay adds sneakers to its authentication program


October 13, 2020
PUDOpoint Counters partners with ZigZag Global to provide a convenient last mile solution for North America

ZigZag Global

October 7, 2020
RLA Membership Spotlight: goTRG!

September 29, 2020
Pandemic slows the export of used clothing worldwide


September 28, 2020
Circular Economy Growing in Importance for Supply Chains


September 23, 2020
RLA Membership Spotlight: Dell Technologies!

September 10, 2020
Waste Management Report Indicates Recycling can Expand


September 7, 2020
Wisetek launches new IT asset recovery service

Wisetek Solutions Limited

September 10, 2020
RLA Members, Clover Wireless and Teleplan International, are now one: Reconext!

August 31, 2020
How Retailers can Prepare now for Holiday Returns


September 27, 2020
Ingram Micro exec: Pandemic to accelerate ITAD changes


August 27, 2020
RLA Membership Spotlight! CISCO

August 24, 2020
Optimizing vs Reducing Cost: Is Your Supply Chain Getting It Right?

August 19, 2020
Blancco’s New Solution, Intelligent Business Routing, Enables ITADS to Accelerate Business Processes


August 17, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: GFS level the playing field with GFS Global Returns Pro powered by ZigZag’s award-winning technology

ZigZag Global

August 10, 2020
How return policies affect reputation, customer loyalty

August 12, 2020
RLA Membership Spotlight!

July 8, 2020
ERI’s Technology Recycling Boxes Highlighted In Los Angeles Business Journal


August 5, 2020
Sustainability and the Postal Service: Creating a Greener Future Through Product Innovation

United States Postal Service

July 14, 2020
Waste Management reports higher residential recycling

Resource Recycling, Inc.

July 6, 2020
Inmar: Retailers need to be ready for pandemic returns


July 7, 2020
ServiceManager 8.0 Gives Customers an Updated Experience as Returns Increase


July 23, 2020
"Piles and piles" of pandemic returns require strategy


June 30, 2020
Optoro bounces back after disaster

June 18, 2020
Kohl's tech chief touts benefits of Amazon partnership


June 15, 2020
B-Stock exec: Marketplaces can help sell excess clothes


June 2, 2020
How the pandemic has affected Scanfil's business

June 15, 2020
Reverse Logistics Survey - Academic Research

By Rahul Bahuguna, NUI

June 8, 2020
Clothing resellers see major growth during pandemic


June 1, 2020
Post-pandemic returns involve quarantines, cleaning


May 31, 2020
Optoro predicts a pandemic-related flood of returns


May 12, 2020
Right to Repair

By Kyle Wiens, iFixit

May 26, 2020
Consider automation, safety for post-pandemic returns


May 18, 2020
CTIA Certification Appoints Global Resale's Global Headquarters as its First Authorized Service Center

CTIA - The Wireless Association

May 27, 2020
WISE Certification Presentation from Michelle James of CTIA offers discount code

CTIA - The Wireless Association

May 19, 2020
iFixit releases medical device repair database


May 12, 2020
3PL companies may help save money on reverse logistics


May 6, 2020
Sustainable circular economy leads to progress


May 4, 2020
Back Market obtains $120M, will boost and add services


May 13, 2020
Why reopening retailers must consider reverse logistics


May 7, 2020
Coronavirus could be "another Black Friday for returns"


April 23, 2020
Wisetek Making Ventilators at Refurbishment Site


April 29, 2020
Device Repair Businesses Adapt to Pandemic Concerns


May 1, 2020
XPO Logistics CEO predicts growth in reverse logistics


April 28, 2020
Fresno-Based Company Donates Respirator Masks to Community Hospital


April 29, 2020
Why We Need To Track The Lifecycle Of Electric Vehicle Batteries


January 22, 2019
Steps to Identifying a Qualified Reverse Logistics Provider

By Mark Bentley, Cal State Electronics

December 14, 2018
Relevance of Branding in Reverse Logistics

By Kristin Hurst, Encompass

November 14, 2018
Looking back to go forward: When to assess your reverse logistics strategy

By Tom DeVroy, IFS

August 14, 2018
Combating the Hidden Cost of Reverse Logistics

By Dr. Sunnanda Panda, RevLog Resources

May 14, 2018
Implementing the Circular Economy

By Adrienna Zsakay, Circular Economy Asia