Contact: Chuck Vollmer, CEO
eCyclingUSA is part of the Jobenomics national movement (www.Jobenomics.com) that deals with the economics of business, job, wealth and tax revenue creation. Jobenomics works with local governments to support for eCyclingUSA plants in conjunction with community-based Jobenomics Business Generators that will mass produce local businesses. Jobenomics Community-Based Business Generators use a percentage of the e-waste profits to train, certify, fund, start and support hundreds of new local small businesses in direct support of the e-waste plant and other indirect business areas.
Urban mining is defined as a process of reclaiming raw materials from products, buildings and waste from towns, cities and metropolitan areas. The goal of urban mining is to monetize urban waste streams including construction & demolition material (C&D), municipal solid waste (MSW), electronic waste (appliances, commuters/peripherals, and other electronic items) and tires (car, truck and rubber products). Every community in America should look to urban mining to (1) recover (waste-to-materials) or convert (waste-to-energy) their waste streams, (2) reduce landfilling and exporting of raw materials, and (3) creating new businesses and jobs.
Jobenomics visited European electronic waste processing plants in Germany, France and Poland. As a result of these visits, Jobenomics created a company, called eCyclingUSA that is partnered with leading European manufacturers of state-of-the-art urban mining systems. Our partners designed and implemented turnkey plants in use in over 100 facilities throughout the world.
Through an exclusive agreements with leading European manufacturers, eCyclingUSA provides engineering designs and implementation for turnkey electronic waste, tire and municipal solid waste recycling and materials reclamation processes for communities and corporations.
Electronic waste (e-waste) is the fastest growing waste stream in the US amounting to approximately 20 million tons per year. According the EPA, only 5% of e-waste is processed locally, with 20% set overseas and 75% in landfills. The US federal government is beginning to restrict e-waste exports and state governments are limiting e-waste in landfills. While US recyclers have begun the task of managing e-waste, it could take 40 to 50 years to recycle at current rates of recycling. Of the 3,321 US recycling companies only 78 provide some form of shredding, and none can process IT-related e-waste, whiteware and brownware at the rates that the eCyclingUSA system can.
eCyclingUSA was formed to address solid waste management problems within the USA, and to provide world class IT-related e-waste (e.g., computers, peripherals), whiteware (e.g., refrigerators, appliances, vending machines), brownware (e.g., household electronics) tire and CRTs (e.g., television tubes) recycling and materials reclamation systems.
eCyclingUSA has an exclusive partnership with the world’s leading waste recycling and materials reclamation manufacturers for building and implementing state-of-the-art “turnkey” systems for North and South America.
There are no comparable US plants that shred both white ware (e.g., refrigerators) and e-waste (e.g., computers), and separates the raw materials (copper, aluminum, iron, plastics) in minutes into pellets or powders. These pellets/powders are aggregated by raw material type and packaged for sale to commodity buyers. Our processes are accomplished in a closed environment to prevent any leakage, like CFCs, into the environment.
eCyclingUSA is implementing turnkey US plants. These plants are capable of processing up to 10 tons/hour of e-waste. Smaller plants are also available. The cost of a 10 tons/hour plant is approximately $30 million. Fully operational 10 ton per hour plants (3 shifts) are generating $32 million worth of profits (EBITDA) yearly in Europe.
Turnkey plants can be constructed and installed within nine months. A typical 10 tons/hour plant will employ 100 direct and 300 indirect personnel.