However, some question at what level shredding of electronics
should take place.
This has now evolved to the next simplest approach to the business (and the model adopted by the vast majority of those in the business) of handling end-of-life electronics
based on what I call the retail end of the business.
recycling is not as widespread as it is for other goods, nearly as many end-of-life products are recycled as are thrown away, which is extremely encouraging given that electronics
recycling is just becoming available in some parts of the country," Joseph Bates, CEA's director of research, says.
Co-founder, President and CEO Dale Johnson and cofounder and advisor Michael Magliaro are veterans of the electronics
industry, and earlier this year the company added another electronics
recycling veteran as its executive vice president in the form of Lauren Roman.
Houghton also says he thinks electronics
manufacturers will begin to use modular designs that make disassembly and the separation of the various recycling streams easier.
EPA report cited by the IAER in its report concludes that just 9 percent of obsolete household electronics
items are being recycled.
The IAER report tries to define the electronics
stream as it is encountered by its members, and ends up with a very broad definition.