Samsung has recalled 2.5 million of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones due to a potentially dangerous problem that has caused some of the phones to explode. While this is definitely a problem for Samsung, it’s also a problem for the e-scrap processors who might be responsible for handling the phones.
Whether you operate a small shredding operation or a larger e-scrap processing facility, safety must be a priority. The subject of safety was explored at an E-Scrap Academy session during E-Scrap 2016 in New Orleans last month.
In a paper published late last month in the journal Environmental International, Harvard University’s Diana Ceballos and colleague Zhao Dong found that the global formal e-scrap sector has ample room to improve when it comes to reducing environmental and occupational exposures.