We came across this blog post the other day and thought it was worth bringing here.
Here’s an excerpt:
Yesterday I had the opportunity to shoot video in a facility that is the largest company in America that recycles the glass from electronics and computers. The men who own this company, built the machines that separate and break up the glass, themselves.
Electronic products and computers are torn apart. The plastics are sold to one vendor while the electronics and circuit boards are sold to another. The glass fragments are then shipped to companies that melt it down and produce new glass.
I was impressed by how much of the material is able to find new life, rather than to be dumped into a landfill where it would simply sit for all time.
I hope that he’ll update his blog when this segment is aired – I’d love to see the whole process!