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The Heart of Responsible E-Waste Recycling

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anandvy
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Re : The Heart of Responsible E-Waste Recycling
anandvy   8/2/2013 1:40:35 PM
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E-Waste recycling is a challenge due to its inhomogeneous nature. There are a diversity of particle size distribution, shapes and materials with an enlarged pressure for recovery. The CP Group has risen to the occasion, leading the industry with advanced technology and features to overcome challenges faced.

Lily
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Accelerated component obsolescence brings more chanllenge
Lily   6/23/2013 10:32:00 PM
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As Susan said what most people do with their phone is to let it stay in the bottom drawer, due to the accelerated component obsolescence and upgrading of electronic products, we are also ramping up leaving more phones in drawers. This case is especially serious and common in young people. 

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: The Heart of Responsible E-Waste Recycling
Adeniji Kayode   6/22/2013 2:35:51 AM
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@tirlapur,

Most consumers are not aware that they ought rececle their old phones while some do not see it as their problem either.

What is in there for consumers when I buy the phone and also make sure it get recycled when its old.If something tangible is not attached to it to attract consumers, the manufacturers may find this a little to do.

SP
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Re: The Heart of Responsible E-Waste Recycling
SP   6/21/2013 10:15:49 AM
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NGOs quite often feel the financial pressure. Also attracting good manpower to get the things done is another issue. Its time Recycling industry gets the position it deserves. It will also be helpful if every electronics manufacturer also makes a recycling unit so consumer knows where to drop the Ewaste and also its guranteed that its getting recycled with safe process.

SP
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Re: The Heart of Responsible E-Waste Recycling
SP   6/21/2013 10:08:15 AM
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elctrnx_lyf: I strongly feel its individual's responsibility to make sure all the different categories of waste goes to appropriate recyclers. Especially in countries like India where you cannot expect Government and legislation to do the things. If everyhouselhold makes sure their organic waste gets composted or turned into biogas, Ewaste goes to right ewaste recyclers things will change. Its our attitude that we pay taxes so let municipal government take care of. But the amount of population India has and kind of governance we have its important for people to take care of these social issues.

 

 

 

ehcaneda
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The Cost of doing the E-waste recycling
ehcaneda   6/21/2013 2:42:34 AM
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I agree on every points that Susan mentioned. My question is how much do the company spend for recycling and segregation of these wastes. We know there is fortune in every waste but does that compensate to the cost invested on recycling?

I'm sure some of companies already look into this.

 

_hm
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Innovation in recycling - Teracycle
_hm   6/20/2013 6:48:30 PM
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This is an interesting organization with high moral and love for mother earth:

http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/

 

Tom Murphy
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Re: Worth the Effort
Tom Murphy   6/20/2013 5:41:28 PM
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Hospice:  There are some very innovative companies out there that are recycling the metals from phones.  Yes, it takes investment, but once the systems are in place, the rewards are considerable. There are a LOT of phones to recycle out there...not to mention laptops and other devices containing precious metals.

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Responsible E-Waste Recycling
micromays2   6/20/2013 1:32:31 PM
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Ms Fourtane - you were hitting all the right points with standards and certification and then (unfortunately) your research stopped.  The 60 Minutes piece is nearly 4 years old and was a wake-up call to the industry and electronic product manufacturers.  A lot has changed since then and I would have been interested in learning about the effectiveness of regulations and voluntary participation by recycling processors in the certification programs.  Also check out the February 2013 study conducted by the U.S. ITC on the issue of Used Electronic Product exports.

Redding McLemore
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The Heart of Responsible E-Waste Recycling
Redding McLemore   6/20/2013 12:35:48 PM
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The NGO's are focusing on the toxic effects of recycling, often with a focus on melting down or using acid baths for the products to extract base metals.  This is certainly important.  A different issue, plausibly even more important to the industry, is the "recycling" of compnents from the electronic devices to make counterfeit components for sale on the open market.  The value of the countereits outweighs that of the reclaimed metals.  This drives our industry to address yet a different, and even more complex problem.

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