News : MetalWave keeps consumer electronics out of the ground

Dec 15, 2011

Published in Portsmouth Patch and Exeter Patch

by Scott Szycher

Given the abundance of new consumer-oriented electronics on the market each holiday season, it begs the question: what to do with the old televisions, cell phones, and computer hard drives that snappy new flat screens, iPhones, and laptops have replaced?

One thing’s for sure: electronics that end up in a local landfill not only costs cities money, but can leach harmful chemicals and flame retardants that can contaminate groundwater supplies. And far too much of the country’s “e-waste” ends up overseas, where lax environmental laws in developing nations create an incentive to extract metals, toners, and plastics from these components  in ways that pollute the environment and jeopardize workers’ health, many of whom are under age.

But Amesbury, MA-based MetalWave is providing area residents and businesses with a safe, cost-effective alternative to "dumping" consumer and industrial e-waste, including everything from cell phones to the large microwave drums that transmit cellular signals

To read the full story in Portsmouth Patch, click here! To read the full story in Exeter Patch, click here!