E-Waste Recycling Technology

1.The Sustainability Problem:

Waste management is a problem across the world because of rapidly growing populations and reckless consumerist behaviour. It is an even bigger problem for developing countries due to inadequate infrastructure and the use of these countries as dumping ground for derelict equipment and devices that developed countries have no more use for. E-Waste management is, therefore, a critical issue.

2. Sustainable Technology

An automated e-waste shredder by Sims Recycling Solutions that has incorporated a CRT processing element to ensure almost every aspect of electronic waste is salvaged at the end of the recycling process. To ensure that

  • Toxic materials like fluorescent bulbs and batteries as well as parts with concentrations of lead and phosphors are sorted out beforehand within the CRT processing plant,
  • The remaining part of the gadgets is then shredded, sent down conveyor belts where magnets separate metals, and sensors pick out glass from plastics.
  • At the end of the process, two glass cullets are bulked up to CRT manufacturers where they are used to make new CRTs whilst the metals and plastics are bulked and sold to relevant industries.

3. The organisational stakeholders that will benefit from this e-waste processing technology are

  • CRT Manufactures,
  • Municipal Waste Management departments,
  • Businesses and industries that use the recycled plastics and metals as raw material.

4. First three steps in deployment:

  • Municipal waste management departments to provide containers and designated points for e-waste disposal,
  • Collaboration between Sims Recycling Solutions and local authorities to establish the recycling plants
  • Communities and Private Sector to be encouraged to participate in safe disposal programs that feed the recycling plants and eliminates the rubbish heaps in communities.

 

Sources

https://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/new-automated-technology-speeds-up-e-waste-recycling.html

https://youtu.be/wYLtiPsYuY0

 

Comment on ‘Biodegradable Eco-bags‘ post by tw2618 (TIMOTHY WIRANATA)

The cassava bags are converted naturally into carbon dioxide and biomass and leave no toxic residue during or after use.

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2 thoughts on “E-Waste Recycling Technology

  1. This technology can even collect the dust and process that so nothing goes to waste. This implies the recycling biz can also be very profitable since the company can not only charge on electronics at the time of purchase but also require collection fees from clients. The dust even becomes valuable now.

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  2. Loving your blog post! It is extremely important to talk about not only waste management but also e-waste management. It is awesome to see Sims recycling Solution incorporated with CRT which this sustainable technology can ensure the toxic material can sort out and shredded the gadgets and eventually to make new CRTs! It is such an exciting news since it is very hard to apply sustainable technology while it comes with electronic waste and it is nice to see it can benefit not only the CRT manufactures but also other industries. Thank you for sharing this information to the public and let everyone know about another option of recycling e-waste! If you have time, would you like to visit my blog and share some thoughts about recycling e-waste as well? Thank you!

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