Electronics recycler will handle mobile phones throughout the country.
Li Tong Enviro Tech Co. Ltd. of Jiangmen, China, a wholly owned subsidiary of Li Tong Group, a Hong Kong-based electronics recycling company, has been appointed by the China Electronics Enterprises Association (CEEA) as the sole official recycler to recycle and recover end-of-life mobile phones throughout China.
The company, designated as the pilot company for the Comprehensive Use of Used Mobile Phones Scheme, which has been endorsed by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and CEEA, has been commissioned to develop, implement and manage a reverse supply chain to recycle discarded handsets in China. The scheme is part of its strategy to update the current reverse supply chain infrastructure and achieve a recycling target at 95 percent by 2015 under China’s 12th five-year-plan.
Li Tong's Jiangmen, China, plant will be the base of treatment. The facility is roughly 20,000 square meters and houses advanced scrap-processing technologies. Li Tong says the plant will be able to handle 30,000 metric tons of electronic scrap per year and is designed to the highest environmental, health and safety (EHS) standards.
According to a release, Li Tong will provide a range of services to the mobile phones, including collection, data wiping, value sorting, harvesting of the components, disassembling, shredding and recycling.
"The data captured through the pilot scheme can provide very meaningful data to private and public sectors' stakeholders alike to improve waste reduction and handling strategies, as well as the manufacturing process that can incorporate the information to their product's lifecycle up from the design stage," says Tony Wang, managing director at Li Tong Group. "Recycling options and carbon reduction have come up as a prime concern for many manufacturers nowadays."