Article Touts Business Case for Domestic E-Waste Refining


This Guardian UK newspaper article, “Electronic waste refining could be big business for the U.S,” in making the case for U.S. domestic e-waste refining, provides some great nuggets of information.

For example, the journalist Leon Kaye captures the tortured machinations electronics manufactures employ to tap cheap labor: “Aside from the human cost, companies and consumers participate in a bizarre process in which electronics manufacturers assemble products overseas, pay for their hauling to the Americas and Europe, spend money transporting unwanted products near where they were originally made, and then finally, pay for their disposal.” Well worth the read.