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Electronic Waste Refining Could be Big Business for the U.S.

Published: 01/07/2012 by Guardian

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The global e-waste market was worth $70bn  in 2010. Aside from the human cost, companies and consumers participate in a bizarre process in which electronics manufacturers assemble products overseas, pay for their hauling to the Americas and Europe, spend money transporting unwanted products near where they were originally made, and then finally, pay for their disposal.Privahini Bradoo, co-founder of San Francisco-based BioMine, heads one of several start-ups determined to keep that e-waste value in the US.