we want your waste electronics(?)

Xstrata hopes to take advantage of the European Union’s waste electronic regulations and thus the EU’s needs to have its cellphones, laptops, etc. recycled. Xstrata plans to double its recycling capacity at the Horne smelter in Quebec.

I feel a bit–just a bit–of NIMBY coming on. Sure I want recycling and the city’s residents need the income. Hopefully, this recycling plant isn’t so dirty that it’s a net loss to the environment instead of a net gain.

2 Responses to “we want your waste electronics(?)”

  1. u need 2 xtend your take back schemes beyond Quebec 2 LDCs, we’ve got lots! following survey in kenya. pls start an initiative in Kenya! help us earn the income & 2 deliver our environment & health frm toxic waste.