GTSO: Recycled Mining Tech May Solve E-Waste Crisis
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- July 12, 2013
In its quest to market and develop potentially lucrative new urban mining
technologies, Green Technology Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: GTSO) is working to
repurpose mineral processing methods to potentially reclaim billions of
dollars’ worth of metals from discarded smartphones, tablets and other
Mining industry techniques such as froth flotation may hold the key to
recovering metals such as copper, which is found in circuit boards; and gold,
silver and platinum, found in electronic components and connectors; from
unwanted mobile phones, televisions, computers and other devices. Froth
flotation is the main process used in the Australian mining industry to
recover metals from ores.
“The key is to constantly innovate,” said GTSO CEO Paul Watson. “Techniques
such as froth flotation have been used for years in mining and now researchers
are finding new ways to separate minerals from e-waste—such as mobile
devices—with a much higher degree of energy efficiency than older techniques.
The potential cost savings are considerable, which is why we’re highly
interested in the possibility of helping bring these new techniques to
GTSO views e-waste and waste to energy as vital elements to supplying future
needs, turning waste bins into the mines and reservoirs of the future. The
company is investing time and money in managing waste supplies and
infrastructure today so that we’ll be able to capture a major share of the
Urban mining is key to GTSO’s plans to compete alongside major international
corporations striving for sustainable waste solutions, such asIndustrial
Services of America(NASDAQ: IDSA) andSims Metal Management Ltd.(NYSE:SMS).
AboutGreen Technology Solutions, Inc.
Green Technology Solutions, Inc. [www.gtsoresources.com] is a growth-oriented
company exploring rare earth minerals and precious metals production around
the world. To learn more, please visit the website
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