Manufacturing

Manufacturing & Recycling Opportunities Created By China’s National Sword Policy

  Manufacturing Day 2017 and The National Sword Today is Manufacturing Day (http://www.mfgday.com/) an annual event celebrated the first Friday of October to raise public awareness the importance of manufacturing in the Twenty-First Century.  Foreign competition is no longer the most pressing challenge, though it remains an issue.  The shortage of skilled workers plagues today’s manufacturers as many jobs are now technologically …

The Current State of Recycling in America

In comparison to other countries around the world, the U.S. comes in at a very mediocre nationwide recycling rate of just 34%. While many factors affect recycling in the U.S., one large cause for our “middle-of-the-road” rate is the lack of uniformity among recycling facilities. There are approximately 9,800 incompatible recycling systems in the U.S., all of which follow different rules and regulations. …

Infographic: The State of E-Scrap

The State of E-Scrap Used electronics (e-scrap) is one of the fastest growing sources of waste, globally. According to ISRI, only 25% of household electronics are actually collected and recycled which leaves 3.5 million tons available for recycling. According to dosomething.org, cell phones and other electronic items contain high amounts of precious metals like gold or silver. Americans dump phones containing …