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Esource by Hal Watts Makes E-Waste Mining Safer and Better

 - Jan 29, 2013
References: halwatts & fastcodesign
Electronic waste is often illegally dumped and hazardously recycled in third world countries such as Ghana and Nigeria, but Esource by Hal Watts, a designer and recent graduate of the Imperial College in London, hopes to change that. Instead of stripping the electronic by hand or setting them ablaze with fire for metals, which exposes the 'miners' to harmful toxins, it provides an easier and safer way to recycle copper wiring.

Esource by Hal Watts is made up of a bicycle connected to a shredder that turns copper and their plastic coating into dust. It is then dumbed into a sorter to separate the copper from the plastic. This process results in two per cent greater yield of pure copper