More than 61 million kilograms of electronic waste has been collected in BC since 2007.
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Electronics collected in BC for recycling are sent to five approved primary recyclers in North America, who break them down using manual and mechanical processes. Products such as batteries and mercury lamps, which require special processing to recover materials, are removed. The remaining products are separated into their individual components for recovery. Through a variety of refining and smelting processes, the materials reclaimed from end-of-life electronics are used as raw materials in the manufacture of new products.

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