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[greenyes] Alternative approach to boosting e-waste recycling
Here's a couple of articles I've run across which put electronics recycling's relationship to mining in perspective.
 
1)  OTTAWA, July 31, 2001
http://www.ec.gc.ca/press/2001/010731_n_e.htm 
"New federal regulations to reduce pollution from metal mines.."  Canada rewrites 1977 mining pollution regulations to improve mining pollution (which, in the USA, produces 45% of all toxics released by all USA industries)
 

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2)  LONDON,October 24, 2001
http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/12962/story.htm
"Mining companies need to work in tandem with governments and NGOs to produce a viable sustainable development model for the industry, David Kerr, president of Canadian miner Noranda, said this week. "  Noranda reacts to Canadian laws leveling the playing field in pollution per ton recycled v. per ton mined.
 
 
3)  TORONTO,  July 9, 2003
http://www.platinum.matthey.com/media_room/1057742102.html
Noranda opens up precious metal recycling company with electronics recycling focus, taking over California's Micrometallics and opening e-scrap plants in Tennessee and Rhode Island. 
 
This happens after Canada rewrites the 1977 mining laws.
 
Imagine what could happen if the USA rewrote the General Mining Act of 1872?

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