How 6 Million Pounds Of Electronic Waste Gets Recycled A Month | Big Business

How 6 Million Pounds Of Electronic Waste Gets Recycled A Month | Big Business

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. We visit Sims’ Tennessee recycling facility to find out why e-waste is getting harder to deal with.

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How 6 Million Pounds Of Electronic Waste Gets Recycled A Month | Big Business

50 Comments

  1. thiruvetti on June 19, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    China creates so much e-waste. Funny when I read them talking about safer environment!

  2. Doug Spindler on June 19, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    At least a little bit of the US’s e-waste is not being sent to Africa to be burned on the beach.

  3. Muhammad Anas Khairulnizam Only on June 19, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    If this is true from investment "of pretence"(to pretend a user of electronic), then doing this is not more wastes? It destroyed an invention.

  4. kummer45 on June 19, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    I cried watching this. This is HOPE. It has this shape. It has these people. This is THE future that is logically addressed. This is US being rational, coherent and hardworking.

    More places like this in many areas should exist. This provides jobs, training for newer recruits searching for a job. It is an outstanding idea. Humans at work dealing with the daily problems.

    This is how humanity finds purpose. I can’t say thank you enough.

  5. AsianManAlex on June 19, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    imagine a nokia breaks the machine

  6. Andrei Sousa on June 19, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    the world is doomed

  7. Sheen Delute Chanel on June 19, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    them grind and finding to possible for new product incase of research because different datas was recoverd to any type of recyles.

  8. c v on June 19, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    1:41 ´"Ählüminömm v v -.-
    plütönjömm ? özmjömm ? häliön ? niniüm ?
    3:30 cänt fix näschfillet xD any i mean any scänner type ? dna ör szell bound ? demö mähn flick is 30!!!

  9. Engineering Quest on June 19, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Every high school should have an electronic waste disposal center so that any one can access it

  10. Infinity on June 19, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    It’s like someone throws plastic and someone pics up, rich developed countries are culprits

  11. BEERCOASTERSpl on June 19, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    It’s so nice to see such feminine oriented progressive place of work where 100% machinery have been found and built by men. 😀

  12. Not A Doctor on June 19, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    Ahhh Walmart gaming rigs LMFAO

  13. Corey Tripp on June 19, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    "female dominant machines" yeah ok someone clearly doesn’t know history and the naming of all things mechanical always being a female name for some reason (I don’t care i just legitimately don’t know why). Nice Narrative push.

  14. 3beltwesty on June 19, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Products made too be 100 percent recyclable will just cost more. Probably double the price. Sadly folks want all this added cost to be zero based on mythical magic. Ie ignore massive labor costs.

    Recycling places like this are decades old. They usually loose money and are funded by grant money as a project. Southern California had some on the mid 80s. It all worked until the injection of raw cash stopped.

    The average person is not going to pay double for a new cellphone or TV or laptop or car.

    Many places in the usa stopped recycling simple glass bottles so how is a complex laptop with screws and all custom parts suppose to not cost more to make as recyclable ?

    Here i often buy computers that are 2 to 5 years old and buy several of the same model. Thus recycling older equipment plus i have spares since the same model.

    Few here will point fingers to the Devil software os folks who purposely kill off older equipment due bloated software and requirements of the latest cpu.

    Some is so evil that like with ancient NT 3.51 it had line of code so only would work on a Pentium cpu and nothing quicker like a Pentium pro.

    So besides hardware you have software designed to scrap out entire groups of hardware.

  15. Savire Ergheiz on June 19, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    That fence are useless lol.

  16. Charles Sutton on June 19, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    I wish someone can make like a nano machine that the only thing it does it break down e waste and that is it

  17. Andri Crypto on June 19, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    First time I heard about the term virgin metals, sounds cool.

  18. Ray Goossen on June 19, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Yeah, i get why banks want there data to be erased properly. Imagine people finding out that banks are the cause of all problems in the world.

  19. Gerardo Salazar on June 19, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    This company should invite woke people to work for free for a few hours.

  20. Jimbo Slice on June 19, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    takes to long to much trouble, bury that stuff

  21. Aluzky on June 19, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Is NUTS HOW LANDFILLS ARE LITERALLY FULL OF GOLD.

  22. GraceDcastle on June 19, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    I’d love to be the founder of a facility like this

  23. c v on June 19, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    cänt they rezeihkell se country düdess..? arent they fröm the 3×6 hündreädce v v
    känt they plänt new meddle treece ^^ @ ´"Ählüminömm v v -.-
    plütönjömm ? özmjömm ? häliön ? niniüm ?
    @ cänt fix näschfillet xD any i mean any scänner type ? dna ör szell bound ? demö mähn flick is 30!!!

  24. Charlie on June 19, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    9:00

    "They"

    "They" are 95% Apple.

  25. WAXID on June 19, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    Feminine power ✊🏾

  26. alam md on June 19, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    😛

  27. Wise hawk on June 19, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    I would love to work in that facility because i am an electrician

  28. Johannes Buchanan on June 19, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Amazing video, A friend of mine referred me to a financial adviser sometime ago and we got talking about investment and money. I started investing with $120k and in the first 2 months , my portfolio was reading $274,800. Crazy right!, I decided to reinvest my profit and gets more interesting. For over a year we have been working together making consistent profit just bought my second home 2 weeks ago and care for my family.

  29. Russ Martin on June 19, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Recycling will not prevent mining because there are profts to be made in that business too, and if you watch Gold Rush, you will know that some people love to do that kind of work,. Also, with gold prices up, there is a lot of incentive to do it.

  30. blackpoison Blueberry on June 19, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Now I know where this some online gadgets and accessories came from…

  31. Noah Boat on June 19, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    With the amount of gold my dad salvages from old computers/various machines, i wouldnt doubt he can smelt a good-sized gold bar. It was easy before, when its big chips with gold prongs, looks like they got a good system doing the disassembling

  32. Amelia Spitler on June 19, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    I’m very grateful for this place – is there a similar place that will accept electronics from private individuals to recycle?

  33. Ourania Sakellariou on June 19, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    Great work kill those environmental monsters. Now throw some people in there and you culled the problem

  34. Akash Akash on June 19, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Added all company factory equipment brands in added all branches added all🇮🇳🇮🇳 transportation added🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

  35. Ian Anderson on June 19, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    "Man, these irresponsible companies making wasteful technology" *Goes out to buy the latest iPhone anyway*

  36. Alex Love on June 19, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    **WOKE CLUB**

  37. Charlie Pea on June 19, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    They throw their electronics? My family and I keep them becuase of how much we spent our times with them. Our old electronics are part of our memories.

  38. verne davis on June 19, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    luv the title. ‘ow ’bout "we recycle 0.0063% of the company’s collected electronic waste"?

  39. Daniel Salvador on June 19, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    As much as they doing good, they are the shadiest business ever. They are the one who own those business that sell those devices first. They ask costumers to bring it back if broken, not working, or trade in. In the end they end up reselling it and the cycle keep going on on and on.

  40. dekisugi on June 19, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    What if they would delete the millions of Bitcoin in recycling process 😂🙏

  41. Jasson Quill on June 19, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    donor board will be helpful for technician

  42. Morpheus on June 19, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Those machines were built and invented by men, so women are just using whaten built to be ‘female dominate’… ALSO PLEASE USE THE METRIC SYSTEM

  43. thiruvetti on June 19, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Why dont landfills have concrete or non-leaky bases? This way we could avoid harmful chemicals getting into Groundwater right?

  44. Mr. Anatomy on June 19, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    This is where all of Dawid’s mice and keyboards go, he’s single-handedly creating all these jobs.

  45. Jay Daya on June 19, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    Awesome to see so much girl power!👌can u please start a facility in new Zealand. ..we are soooo behind when it comes to e-waste. .most of plastic goes to landfill that’s how backwards we are…even parent company established in nz would make happy for ever!…hats off to ingrid and her team😀jay

  46. Danielle Murphy on June 19, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    There’s cadmium and lead along with gold and copper in computers and other electronics

  47. Egg Tronics31 on June 19, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Such companies should be government owned and run 24×7 as non profits. So that we clean out our environments off of waste.

  48. Daniel99oslo on June 19, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Amazing how they recreate new computers and resell parts and take away hazardous parts like batteries and so on from the E-Waste. This is top notch recycling.

  49. verne davis on June 19, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    a great con. the worst of third world scrapping subsidizing Western big money losing operations

  50. gigachad on June 19, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    Good 👍👌

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