Gallery: New Automated Technology Makes E-Waste Recycling More Efficien...


Electronic waste is notoriously hard to recycle, which is why so many old gadgets end up in toxic e-waste dumps. But a new recycling plant recently opened by Sims Recycling Solutions just outside of Toronto is using a new automated technology to better separate and recycle the parts of old electronics. The multi-million dollar system allows for every single part of the electronics — even the dust created during the breakdown — to be recycled.

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  1. Philinda August 22, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    What a neat article. I had no iknling.

  2. lazyreader February 18, 2011 at 8:21 am

    We should of simply stored the waste and waited until the technology is mass marketed. Instead of spending the last 10-20 years hiring ex-cons to go through our electronic garbage.

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