Wide world of e-scrap

Wide world of e-scrap

By Editorial Staff, E-Scrap News

July 31, 2014

E-scrap exports are in the spotlight in our semi-regular look at electronics recycling around the globe. Take a trip and read on for details.

One e-scrap firm in the U.K. — the Electrical Waste Recycling Group — says monthly CRT tonnages collected through municipal collections will be down by about 30 percent by year's end. According to Keith Patterson, group managing director for the firm, flat panel display (FPD) televisions are beginning to show up more and more in the waste stream, while CRT devices are beginning to decrease. It is not yet clear if other e-scrap firms in the U.K. are also seeing a similar trend.

The American Chemical Society has just released a study on e-scrap exports and has arrived at some pretty potent, if dated, data. According to the study, a quarter of e-scrap exported by developed nations in 2005 went to seven developing countries: China, India and five West African countries (Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Benin and Liberia).

French mobile phone network provider Orange has started construction on its fifth device recycling center in Africa. The latest facility will be located in the city of Abidja in the Ivory Coast and will serve as a focal point of the company's efforts to recapture, reuse and recycle a share of the continent's 500 million devices.

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