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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FROM: Northeast Surplus & Materials, LLC 440 Shonnard Street Syracuse, NY 13204 Contact: Jim Moltion 315-476-4025 NORTHEAST SURPLUS &
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 11, 2006
      FROM: Northeast Surplus & Materials, LLC
      440 Shonnard Street
      Syracuse, NY 13204
      Contact: Jim Moltion 315-476-4025


      First-ever system of its type safely and efficiently recovers
      reusable parts
      and valuable metals from discarded circuit boards

      Syracuse, NY electronics recycler answers U.N. call
      for toxic electronics waste reduction solutions

      SYRACUSE, N.Y. November 30, 2006
      Northeast Surplus & Materials, LLC, a Syracuse based Central
      New York electronics recycler, has announced the completion of work
      on a revolutionary new circuit board recycling system.
      The system's development comes at a time when communities
      across the country are scrambling to figure out what to do about the
      huge growth of electronics trash that is causing health problems and
      polluting the environment. The recent release of a U.N. study
      outlining the need for member countries to take actions to slow the
      tide of toxic electronic devices entering landfills worldwide has
      further brought the issue to the forefront, both domestically and
      The new patent-pending system efficiently and safely recovers
      reusable parts and valuable metals from discarded circuit boards.
      According to Jim Moltion, Northeast president, the new
      environmentally friendly, one-operator circuit board "depopulator"
      system removes over 300,000 parts a week during a normal 40-hour
      The new system uses very little energy and leaving virtually
      nothing to go into landfills. "At the end of the system's two
      combined processes, virtually nothing is left of the computer or
      electronic device to go into the waste stream," Moltion
      said. "Everything is consumed or made into reusable resources. It's
      important that as few of these electronic items make it into our
      landfills as possible because many contain very toxic materials.
      "Other U.S. electronics recyclers take a more labor-intensive
      approach, using hotplates and hair dryers to separate these parts,
      Moltion said. "That's an expensive, messy process that unnecessarily
      exposes workers to toxic fumes," Moltion said.
      The development of the system was made possible through the
      New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) in
      2000 as part of its Environmental Products Development Program, which
      assists in the development of products and systems designed to treat,
      process, or reuse waste products using less energy in the process.
      NYSERDA provided funding in the amount of more than $230,000, with
      the overall project totaling more than $460,000.
      "NYSERDA has a long-standing role in developing waste and
      pollution reduction projects," said Peter R. Smith, NYSERDA
      president. "These programs are beneficial to private industry, as
      well as communities across the state. NYSERDA's funding programs can
      help companies like Northeast Surplus & Materials, LLC to develop and
      market energy-efficient recycling technologies designed to address
      serious waste management problems."
      The company is currently working out details with a few of
      the country's largest computer manufacturers for them to buy systems
      from Northeast to recover usable circuit board components using the
      new system, according to Moltion. All the raw metals recovered from
      the process are sold to smelters for reuse in making such items as
      new electronics and jewelry.
      Investment is currently being sought for the commercial-ready
      system, and the company has plans to sell or license it to others in
      the worldwide recycling industry, Moltion said. The National Safety
      Council estimates that over 600 million computers will be abandoned
      in 2007 and that the number will grow steadily over the next few
      years. To date, only about 10% of theses will be recycled. The rest
      will either be put into landfills or packed into ocean containers and
      shipped overseas where the recycling regulations aren't as strict as
      those of this country. (See www.ban.org) Also, Recycling operations
      there are permitted to use such pollutant methods as bathing circuit
      boards in acid to remove gold and other metals before stripping them
      off by hand, according to Moltion.
      The types of electronic equipment Northeast recycles include:
      monitors, computers, printers, fax machines, typewriters, copy
      machines, and other various home electronics. A complete list of
      recyclable items can be found at the company Web site, located at:
      www.northeast-surplus.com, along with an online quote form.
      Because of the work involved in electronics recycling, the
      company charges a small fee for its services. "It's a small price to
      pay to help save the environment and create jobs for the community,
      however," Moltion said. But Northeast does all it can to make using
      its services as easy and painless as possible, Moltion said. The
      company will come to a customer's location to pick items up, if

      About Northeast Surplus & Materials, LLC
      Northeast Surplus & Materials, LLC, is a Syracuse-based Central New
      York electronics recycler that has been in business since 1996. For
      more information, call (315) 476-4025
      or visit www.northeast-surplus.com

      We are looking for more work and someone to partner with us on this
      new equipment. Jim Moltion - 315-476-4025
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