From a pile of electronic waste, a Sims Recycling Solutions center in Ontario, Canada, is able to separate glass, metals, and plastics from a single stream of TVs, PCs, mobile phones, and CRT displays. The center uses a series of specialized machines to shred and then separate using optical scanners, X-rays, magnets, and eddy currents. This pile here is material which contains copper, a valuable commodity. The following photos are from an existing e-waste facility in Ontario which handles a subset of the materials that a new center in Mississauga will treat.
February 10, 2011 8:19 AM PST
Photo by: Sims Recycling Solutions
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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