eCyclingUSA, through an exclusive agreement with a leading German manufacturer, provides engineering designs and implementation for turnkey e-waste (white ware and e-scrap), tire and CRT (television tube) recycling and materials reclamation processes for communities and corporations.
Electronic waste (e-waste) is one of the most rapidly growing waste issues worldwide. Improper handling of e-waste results in vast amounts of toxic waste being sent to landfills and leaching into water supplies. By 2017, 17 million tons of e-waste will produced annually in the US with 100s of millions of tons in landfills or storage. 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.
eCyclingUSA was formed to address solid waste management problems within the USA, and to provide world class e-waste (e.g., computers) and white ware (e.g., refrigerators), tire and CRT (e.g., television tube) recycling, and materials reclamation systems.
eCyclingUSA™ has an exclusive partnership with the world’s leading waste recycling and materials reclamation manufacturer (CHEMA Environment Gmbh, Germany, www.chema-gmbh.de) for building and implementing state-of-the-art “turnkey” systems for the US. Sixty plants are currently operational throughout Europe including Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and Portugal. A total of 100 US plants are envisioned with a substantial amount of plant manufacturing accomplished in the USA.
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. See a short video showing the eCyclingUSA/CHEMA system in operation.
eCyclingUSA plants are capable of processing up to 10 tons/hour of e-waste. The cost of a 10 tons/hour plant is approximately $30 million, of which eCyclingUSA will provide for qualified investors $14 million, leaving $16 million of debt or equity financing for strategic partners and investors. 10 tons/hour plant in Europe produce revenues of $55.3 million and EBITDA of $32.2 million based on a 3 shift operation.
Turnkey plants can be constructed and installed within nine months. A typical 10 tons/hour plant will employ 200 direct and 300 indirect personnel.
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. A minimum of 10% of eCyclingUSA profits will be donated to the local Jobenomics Business Generator. See Jobenomics-Detroit Business Generator white paper in Briefing Material section of this website for a description of this concept.