857-66634 - At CRT Recycling in Brockton, Massachusetts, German Pantoja stands with TVs that he selected and are put in a sea container for shipment to Venezuela, where they will be repaired and sold as used TVs.
857-66661 - The Mueller-Guttenbrunn Metal Recycling facility in Amstetten, Austria. This is where electronics goods as well as cars and other appliances are sent for recycling under the European Waste Electrics Electronics Equipment (WEEE) Initiative. All electronics goods must be recycled in an environmentally friendly manner.
857-66662 - Electronics recycling facility Metran in Kematen, Austria is where metals and plastics are sorted after the waste is first shredded at Mueller-Guttenbrunn in Amstetten. At a shake table the waste is separated by friction as hard items drop through first because they have less friction. The drum turns and small objects drop through the holes. Large piles of e-waste plastics objects and circuit boards. Avci Bilal walks atop a pile of e-waste that is waiting to be processed at Metran.
857-66644 - Taicang Port Imported Recyclable Resources Processing Zone, near Shanghai, China. This is a development project of the government to encourage business in recycling of metals and plastics, some of which comes from electronics.
857-66658 - Seven workers are disassembling computers at TES-AMM Shanghai, which was founded on September 21, 2005, currently has 67 employees of which 26 are workers. With an annual production capacity of 10,000 tons, it has only treated 2,000 tons of e-waste from its founding more than a year ago. 'The biggest problem is that there isn't an e-waste recycling channel in China. The biggest chunks of raw materials we get are from government bodies, which are upgrading their equipments, and electronic appliances franchises that are washing out their outdated inventories. We don't have any imported e-waste because that's banned by the government. It takes a worker no more than ten minutes to disassemble a computer, and each worker can deal with between 60 to 70 computers a day,' says Janice Wu, who's the Environment & Quality Management Dept. Manager and Plant Manager Assistant.