Green Industry Gets Muddy: Electronics Recycler Fights Damning Accusation

Patch's five-part series examines a lawsuit that could change the way America looks at recycling companies and environmental watchdogs.

This week Patch introduced a five-part series detailing the upcoming courtroom battle between Chicago Heights electronics recycling company and a Seattle environmental watchdog.

In order to keep track of the series and all its parts, we've created this summary page, which will link to each new installment in the series as it is published.

Part 1: Protecting the Earth or Just Pretending? A Fight for Credibility in the Recycling Industry , route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"protecting-the-earth-or-just-pretending-a-fight-for-credibility-in-the-recycling-industry"} -->(Sept. 17, 2012)

Friend of Metal Recovery from E-Waste September 26, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Very interesting Article. There are ways to control hazardous waste. Why not look at a company that has technology in place that does not take apart any electronic components, such as vacuums, desktops, servers, printers (prior removal of ink/toners) . Have whole unit inputs with actual outputs of copper, aluminum, steel, plastics ect... not like 90 % or recyclers out there that have inputs of a computer desktop and output of CD-roms, floppy drives, power supplies, motherboards ect. This is not recycling and recovery of material. To be actual GREEN, for electronics it is a MUST to be turned into actual product to go back into the market. Recyclers should all be watched. Very likely most of them ship hazard considered waste out of USA and Canada to China or elsewhere just to get rid of it. Personally I think all recyclers should be followed by the watchdog.


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