Oct. 25, 2013
Behrouz Kawarizadeh has been awarded Patent No. 8,551,212, which describes a system for recovering precious metals from scrap circuit boards.
Mark Vincent Bowles of La Jolla, California has filed Patent Application No. 20130275314, which describes a reverse vending machine kiosk for accepting electronic devices for recycling. Bowles is the founder of EcoATM, a company that utilizes reverse vending machine technology.
A team of British inventors led by Ivor Rex Harris has filed Patent Application No. 20130263699, which describes a method of recovering rare earth elements from scrap magnets.
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