Electronic Waste Recycling An Overview
Like most mining ventures under taken by amateurs, processing e-waste can be a quick way to loss all your money. It seems easy, there is a lot of e-waste available with no real pathway for recycling beyond the existing scrap yards. There is a growing trend of people entering this business with little to no experience in recycling, materials handling, metals recovery or for that matter business.
At 911Metallurgist we are here to help. We have the experience required to develop a process for any number of e-waste streams but we will focus you on the high value, lowest effort approach first. People enter this market thinking they are going to recover every last oink from the pig – plastics, steel, aluminum, silica, etc. when in fact the intrinsic value of e-waste on a per unit basis (one computer) is very low – less than $US 3 each. There is a lot of material that has to be processed to cover costs let alone provide some profit. Our approach is one commonly held in mining (our backgrounds) “tons are worth more than grade.” We target the highest value materials, maximize recovery and minimize capital investment. We can