Before joining GreenTech, I used to wonder where and how the gadgets we send for recycling are recycled. It was only here that I discovered how printer cartridges are recycled and remanufactured. But still I wasn’t sure about the other electronics items and gadgets until my boss showed me this article from the Wired magazine.
The Wired magazine visited a US recycling facility Sims Recycling Solutions, one of the world’s largest electronics scrap recyclers. The picture above shows the “demanufacturing” centre of the company where “workers disassemble everything from printers, cameras and computers to Jumbotrons for their reusable materials. The facility receives roughly 150,000 pounds of used electronics a day.” Check out the gallery below for a virtual tour to the facility. (more…)