August 11, 2006
E-Waste Business Is Booming
10 August 2006—E-waste companies say business is booming after California and European Union laws went into effect earlier this year.
Electronic Recyclers, an electronic recycling firm in Fresno, California, said Thursday that it became the first in the United States to surpass $1 million of electronic waste in one month.
ReCellular, a cell phone recycling company based in Dexter, Michigan, said the same day that it recycled nearly 50 percent more phones in California in July, compared with June, after a state law requiring cell phones to be recycled went into effect (see Old Phones Ring Up New Profits, Phone Recycling Booming).