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3S International Opens E-Waste Recycling Unit in Illinois3S International Opens E-Waste Recycling Unit in Illinois

Allan Gerlat

July 15, 2014

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3S International Opens E-Waste Recycling Unit in Illinois

3S International has opened its first e-waste recycling facility, in Tinley Park, Ill.

The Mount Pleasant, Mich.-based company said the 60,000-sq.-ft. facility is the only United States-housing of its Bluebox technology, which can reduce electronics into recyclable fragments and safely extract rare earth elements, including mercury. The technology can do that extraction at a rate of 2,200 pounds an hour and 15 million pounds of electronics each year, according to a news release.

3S is the only company in the United States with the rights to the technology.

3S already is collecting and receiving end-of-life electronics throughout Illinois, Michigan and Indiana. It is seeking additional locations.

Individuals who want to drop off their end-of-life electronics can do so at any Land of Lincoln Goodwill Store. 3S regularly picks up from those locations.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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