aNewDomain — Electronic waste is worth a lot more than you think. A lot of it is not just recyclable. It’s resellable. People are beginning to get this all over the world, too. In India young entrepreneurs are creating repair shops to allow for the repairing and reselling of old smartphones and other used electronics. Ghana has its own e-waste reseller market.
And where there are markets, of course, there are black markets. Take a look at The Electronic Waste Black Market infographic, below.
For aNewDomain, I’m David Michaelis.
People will be mining landfills in the future to recover these rare earth metals and materials since we stupidly toss things into the trash without a second thought!