• PermaFix Environmental Services, Atlanta, has announced the sale of its industrial segment to the Environmental Quality Company (EQ), Wayne, Mich. EQ has agreed to purchase five of PermaFix's six industrial facilities for $9 million and has an option to buy the sixth for an additional $2 million.

  • The Atlanta branch of Novelis Inc. announced it was acquired by Hindalco Industries, an India-based aluminum producer for an all-cash transaction of $6 bil.

  • Staples Inc., Framingham, Mass., has announced it will collect used electronics from its customers after a 2004 pilot program showed electronics could be easily recycled at minimal cost to customers and retailers.

Staples locations throughout the country will accept all brands of computers, monitors, printers, laptops, fax machines and all-in-one devices for a fee of $10 per large item. Televisions, which Staples does not sell, will not be accepted.