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1 Safe, Secure, Economic, & Environmentally Sound Electronics Recycling Joe Clayton Synergy Recycling, LLC

2 3 Part Presentation Identifying responsible recyclers Identifying responsible recyclers Guaranteeing data security Guaranteeing data security Market conditions & equipment values Market conditions & equipment values

3 Research Potential Recyclers Get a list of recycling vendors Get a list of recycling vendors Develop score sheet Develop score sheet Visit potential vendors Visit potential vendors

4 Vendor Qualifications Physical location & condition of plant Physical location & condition of plant EH&S Compliance Programs Implemented EH&S Compliance Programs Implemented ISO or other certifications (there is NO EPA certification) ISO or other certifications (there is NO EPA certification) Reputation and experience in industry Reputation and experience in industry Proper insurance Proper insurance Site security (surveillance 24/7) Site security (surveillance 24/7)

5 Environmental Compliance Ask for proof of recycling Ask for proof of recycling Where & how materials are processed Where & how materials are processed Look in dumpster and areas around building Look in dumpster and areas around building Check how employees sort materials Check how employees sort materials Ask about end markets Ask about end markets Does vendor check environmental compliance of end markets Does vendor check environmental compliance of end markets Transparent Bills of lading Transparent Bills of lading

6 A NC “Electronics Recycler”

7 End Markets Will vendor share end markets with you? Will vendor share end markets with you? Does vendor use actual bills of lading? Does vendor use actual bills of lading? Will vendor show you purchase orders for materials? Will vendor show you purchase orders for materials? Does vendor ship unprocessed materials for recycling overseas? Does vendor ship unprocessed materials for recycling overseas? Does vendor provide end market auditing for environmental compliance of markets? Does vendor provide end market auditing for environmental compliance of markets?

8 CRTs Does vendor disassemble CRTs in-house? Does vendor disassemble CRTs in-house? Where is CRT glass processed? Where is CRT glass processed? If not, where are the End of Life CRTs processed? If not, where are the End of Life CRTs processed? Has downstream facility been audited? Has downstream facility been audited? Ask for copies of Purchase Orders? Ask for copies of Purchase Orders?

9 In-House CRT Teardown

10 CPU Teardown Does vendor disassemble CPUs and other electronics In-House? Does vendor disassemble CPUs and other electronics In-House? If not, where are these materials processed? If not, where are these materials processed? How are environmental and data security issues addressed? How are environmental and data security issues addressed? Data security is of the utmost importance Data security is of the utmost importance Can you view process? Can you view process?

11 Disassembling CPUs

12 Data Security Does vendor resell hard drives? Does vendor resell hard drives? Are hard drives wiped to DoD standards? Are hard drives wiped to DoD standards? Inspect the wiping station Inspect the wiping station Does vendor grind data containing devices? Does vendor grind data containing devices? Is the grinding done in-house? Is the grinding done in-house? Does vendor charge for these services? Does vendor charge for these services? Does vendor give a certificate of destruction? Does vendor give a certificate of destruction?

13 Ground Hard Drives

14 Selecting the Vendor Identify the most sound processes Identify the most sound processes Ask colleagues about experiences w/ vendor(s) Ask colleagues about experiences w/ vendor(s) – Some may have tried more than one vendor Compare services Compare services – Does vendor accept all proposed materials

15 Market Conditions Bad and getting worse Bad and getting worse Steel off by almost 70% Steel off by almost 70% Copper from nearly $4 to under $1.50 / # Copper from nearly $4 to under $1.50 / # Nickel from over $15 to under $5 / # Nickel from over $15 to under $5 / # Aluminum, Zinc, Lead all off by 40%+ Aluminum, Zinc, Lead all off by 40%+ Gold under $850 / oz Gold under $850 / oz All PMs down All PMs down

16 Base Metals, Aluminum, Copper, & Nickel

17 Gold Prices

18 Platinum and Silver

19 Rhodium

20 Will it Improve YES…….but when? YES…….but when? Credit market remains tight Credit market remains tight Containers in Pacific w/o buyers (bankrupt) Containers in Pacific w/o buyers (bankrupt) Consumer demand lowest in 34 years Consumer demand lowest in 34 years Unemployment highest in 20+ years Unemployment highest in 20+ years Economic slump is WORLDWIDE Economic slump is WORLDWIDE Government’s injecting money into economy Government’s injecting money into economy

21 What this means to us Vendors will make smaller margins Vendors will make smaller margins Machines will remain in service longer Machines will remain in service longer Many electronics recyclers will disappear Many electronics recyclers will disappear Companies will pay more for services / receive less for materials Companies will pay more for services / receive less for materials Non-Profits may struggle w/ higher demand / fewer materials Non-Profits may struggle w/ higher demand / fewer materials

22 Asset Recovery Strive for reuse of your obsolete equipment over recycling Strive for reuse of your obsolete equipment over recycling Extends life and helps environment Extends life and helps environment Revenue is generated to pay for other services Revenue is generated to pay for other services Your recycler has this service available, even if they do not let you know, as they do it Your recycler has this service available, even if they do not let you know, as they do it

23 Don’t Do This

24 Or This

25 For Your Electronics Recycling Needs Synergy Recycling, LLC Contact Joe Clayton


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