Recycling down said key to e-scrap exporting

May 17, 2012 | 05:31 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  Sims Recycling Solutiions, Steve Skurnac, e-scrap, recycling, used electronics, Catherine Ngai

NEW YORK — Responsibly recycling used electronics is a matter of ensuring that untested products are recycled down to commodity levels before being exported, according to Sims Recycling Solutions Americas’ top executive.

"If the material is tested and functioning, we don’t have a problem with that product being exported. It’s a product to be used as it was originally constructed," Steve Skurnac, president of the Chicago-based company, a subsidiary of Sims Metal Management Ltd., told AMM. "But we don’t want whole untested e-scrap or e-waste to be exported from the U.S. (because) there’s ample evidence that a lot of this material is being processed with....

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