Electronics-Recycling Innovator Going to Prison for Extending Computers’ Lives
Eric Lundgren built the first “electronic hybrid recycling” facility in the United States, which turns discarded cellphones and other electronics into functional devices.
Known for building an electric car out of “garbage” that outlasts a Tesla, his company processes more than 41 million pounds of e-waste a year.
Lundgren has received international praise for slowing the stream of harmful chemicals and heavy metals into the environment, and counts IBM, Motorola and Sprint among clients grateful for his cheap refurbished products.
Unfortunately, Microsoft is not such big a fan of Lundgren’s work.
When he figured out how to recycle e-waste from China (...)