Since 2012, we've been designing and producing top solutions for electronic waste and innovative tech. Our customers range from startups to the Fortune 500 in both the public and private sectors. We are a one of a kind intermediary for the electronic waste management sector. MobiCycle's founder is American with education and work experience in the US and in Europe.
eWaste makes up for more than two-thirds of the heavy metal waste in the U.S
It is extremely important to identify and segregate e-waste in the MSW
Twenty-seven states and District of Columbia have passed laws to mitigate e-waste, but only federal legislation can ban exports. One of the major reasons for this export is the lack of sustainable solutions.
1. Sources of MSW include residential waste and waste from commercial and institutional locations, such as businesses, educational institutions, and hospitals. “Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) which is waste, including all components, sub-assemblies, and consumables, which are part of the product at the time of discarding”.
2. What is thought to be recycled is in reality exported to developing countries in Asia. United Nations estimates 10-40% of the U.S.’s e-waste is exported, even though there are international laws forbidding the transnational movement of electronic wastes
3. Evidently, the logistical processes including, and recycling technology differ for each category, in the same way as the consumers’ attitudes when disposing of the electrical and electronic equipment also vary.
4. Each product of the six e-waste categories has a different lifetime profile leading to different waste quantities, economic values, and potential environmental and health impacts, if recycled inappropriately.
ARPA-E surveys e-waste management ideas across the entire supply chain of e-waste and its impact on municipal solid waste, including classification, collection, identification, sorting, and reclamation of materials. ARPA-E requests responses solely focusing on the e-waste that is contained in and can be segregated from the MSW and thus be avoided from going to landfill. ARPA-E is not interested in information related to topics such as process logistics improvement, manual separation etc.