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How 6 Million Pounds Of Electronic Waste Gets Recycled A Month

21/06/2021 05:56 PM | Click to read full article

Only 17% of electronic waste is recycled. That’s because devices aren’t designed to be recycled. They’re full of tiny, toxic materials that are hard and expensive to break down.

But if extracted safely, those materials could mean big money for e-recyclers like Sims Lifecycle Services. Business Insider visited Sims’ Tennessee recycling facility to find out why e-waste is getting harder to deal with.