Step One: Crush and Zap. Step Three: Profit.

We’ve weighed in on the debate over “e-waste” – discarded electronics and computer parts – before, most notably via the work of our talented and chaming adjunct fellow, Dana Joel Gattuso. Now there’s an interesting development out of China which suggests a new technology, amusingly tagged as “crush-and-zap,” could help recover vastly greater amounts of metals from trashed mother boards while reducing pollution from PCBs. This new technology may not save the world, but it’s a lot better than an e-recycling mandate.

Waste no more!

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