UK-based Exurban plans $340 mln e-waste recycling plant in the United States

LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – Britain-based recycling firm
Exurban is planning to open a facility in the United States to
retrieve metals including copper, gold and silver from e-waste
such as mobile phones, computers and televisions, it said on
Monday.

Recycling metals will be a crucial to meeting targets for
cutting carbon emissions set by governments around the world.

Every year millions of tonnes of e-waste are buried in
landfill or shipped overseas, often to the developing world,
where poorly regulated disposal of electronic devices damages
health and the environment.
“Exurban will invest more than $340 million developing the
world’s first zero waste smelter and refinery designed
specifically to treat e-waste and other complex non-ferrous
scrap regionally,” the company said in a release.

The new facility will occupy 77 acres at the Adams Township
Industrial Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
(Reporting by Pratima Desai; Editing by Jan Harvey)

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