Recycling for Rare Earths in Michigan

3S International claims to be the only company using a Bluebox unit in the US.

The Mount Pleasant, Michigan based company says that their end-of-life electronics processing facility in Tinley Park, Illinois house the only Bluebox unit in the US.

Bluebox is a proprietary technology that is claimed to reduce electronics into recyclable fragments and safely extract rare earth elements, including mercury. Bluebox is expected to process one ton per hour an can – according to 3S – meet the e-recycling needs of 6 million people annually.

3S has the goal to open between six and ten facilities in the US over the next three years.


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