GTSO: Soluble Circuit Boards Could Make E-Waste Recycling More Profitable Than Ever
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As Green Technology Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GTSO) works to ramp up its e-waste recycling business both at home and abroad, new research in the U.K. could be poised to make turning trash into cash easier and more profitable than ever before.
Researchers at Britain's National Physics Laboratory are currently working to develop water-soluble circuit boards that hold the promise of significantly streamlining e-waste recycling. The printable boards are designed to dissolve in hot water, leaving behind only their recyclable metal components.
Constructed of polymeric layers that have been shown to withstand heat and other pressures of real-life use, the water-soluble circuit boards can be used to build rigid, flexible and even 3-D structures, allowing the electronics industry to pursue designs using less material, making manufacturing more sustainable.
"Electronics that can be easily separated into their component parts after immersion in hot water would be a complete game-changer in e-waste recycling and urban mining," said GTSO CEO Paul Watson. "E-Waste is the fastest growing segment of the waste stream, and continuing innovation in e-waste recycling is fantastic news for our company."
GTSO is already hard at work preparing to capitalize on the coming boom in e-waste recycling. In addition to acquiring its domestic recycling operation last year, Global Urban Mining (GUM), GTSO has also completed initial due diligence on a medium-scale recycling operation in Chile and will begin early stages of partnership negotiations this week with its executive management team.
Urban mining is key to GTSO's plans to compete alongside major international corporations striving for sustainable waste solutions, such as Industrial Services of America (NAS: IDSA) and Sims Metal Management Ltd. (NYS: SMS) .
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