Carol Handwerker, Purdue
Chair: Carol Handwerker, Purdue
Co-Chair: Adam Wheeler, IBM
Metals recovery from electronic product recycling is focused on high-volume and most valuable metals that are easily recoverable. Current and future electronics will contain small quantities of resources that are available for recovery but are not currently recovered in today’s recycling infrastructure.
The team has conducted an analysis of the needs and readiness of current and future materials recovery, focusing on metal recovery, as it applies to consumer electronics, enterprise electronics and future ICT. The trend toward miniaturization to increase functionality and the introduction of new heterogeneous materials systems and technologies create new challenges with respect to materials supply, materials recovery, and electronics recycling. Understanding how these interact and their impact on metals recycling will assist us in making materials and technology choices both now and in the foreseeable future. The team will presented its findings on the state of metals recycling and what needs to be done next during our end-of-project report.
Interim Report Webinar
Project Statement and Statement of Work
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