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This is the VOA Special English Technology Report.

这里是VOA特别英语科技报道。


Each year, Americans throw away millions of tons of electronic devices. That means business is good for a small electronics recycler in Chantilly, Virginia.

每年,美国人扔掉数百万吨的电子设备。这意味着,佛吉尼亚州尚蒂伊一个小的电子回收公司的生意很好。


Company President Jeremy Faber established PC Recycler. He spoke to us from the floor of his company's processing center. Workers were busy taking apart televisions, cell phones and computers -- anything electronic.

公司总裁Jeremy Faber创立了PC Recycler。他在公司的处理中心向我们讲话。工人们正在忙着分离电视机,手机和电脑——一切电子产品。


Jeremy Faber says the flow of discarded electronics is only increasing.

Jeremy Faber说,废弃的电子产品的流动现在在不断增加


JEREMY FABER: "Electronics recycling is the fastest growing waste stream in the United States right now."

Jeremy Faber:“电子产品回收目前是美国增长最快的废品回收行业。”


Recycling electronic waste is not a single job. Newer devices can be rebuilt and resold. Breaking down electronics into small parts for refiners to melt and purify is another part. Operations Manager Andrew Portare says computer circuit boards are rich resources.

回收电子废弃品并不是一项单一的工作。较新的设备可以进行修理并重新出售。破裂的电子元件可以送到冶炼厂进行融化提纯。运作经理Andrew Portare表示,电脑线路板是非常丰富的资源。


ANDREW PORTARE: "Boards have the highest scrap value in them so you can actually see on the back you're looking at different types of metals. This one is a really good example. Some of the older ones are mainly all gold."

Andrew Portare:“线路板上废料的价值是最高的,看一下线路板的背面,可以看到不同种类的金属。这一个就是个很好的例子。而一些比较老的线路板元件则主要是金。”


Gold now sells for more than one thousand three hundred dollars an ounce. Twenty-five percent of PC Recycler's sales come from selling parts to refiners.

金价现在高达1300多美元每盎司。PC Recycler公司25%的销售额来自向冶炼厂出售元件。


Refining companies pay more than ten dollars a kilogram for computer boards. PC Recycler can also lift profits by holding metal-rich parts until prices rise.

冶炼公司每千克电脑线路板支付超过10美元。PC Recycler还可以持有金属含量较高的元件,等待价格升高的时候出售,以提高利润。


ANDREW PORTARE: "If copper's up one day, we can ship all of our copper extract and capitalize on the market."

Andrew Portare:“如果有一天铜的价格上涨,我们会拿出所有的铜,在市场上实现资本化。”


Computers also hold private or secret information. And securing that data is the fastest growing part of the recycling business. Completely removing data from a computer hard drive is not easy. PC Recycler can remove data magnetically or completely destroy and recycle the drives.

电脑上还可能有一些私人或机密信息。获取这些数据是回收行业增长最快的业务部分。从电脑硬盘上完整地消除数据并不容易。PC Recycler会使用磁化方法完整地摧毁这些数据,然后回收硬盘。


Discarding waste in a way that meets government environmental protection rules is also important. Old TVs can contain over a kilogram of lead as well as cadmium -- both highly poisonous.

以满足政府环境保护条例的方式丢弃废品也是非常重要的。旧电视机中含有超过1千克的铅和镉,两者的毒性都非常高


PC Recycler supports the Basel Action Network, which seeks to limit harmful waste and technology. The company says it does not export electronics to China, India or Africa where environmental rules are weak.

PC Recycler支持巴塞尔行动网络。该网络寻求限制有害的废品和技术。该公司表示,他们不向环境条例较弱的中国,印度或非洲国家出口电子产品。


Jeremy Faber says PC Recycler has been in business since two thousand three, expanding from waste management to other, more technical services.

Jeremy Faber表示,PC Recycler自2003年以来开始营业,从废品管理扩展到其他技术含量更高的服务。


JEREMY FABER: "There really isn't a lot of industries out there that are like this. There's either the scrap industry where they're shredding cars and shredding tires and there's the refurbished PC market and we're sort of sit right in between both of those."

Jeremy Faber:“除此之外没有那么多类似的行业。有一些回收汽车碎片和轮胎的公司,还有翻新PC的的市场,我们刚好介于这两者之间。”


And that's the VOA Special English Technology Report. Go to voa.com and click on the Classroom to explore our new English teaching activities. I'm Mario Ritter.

PC Recycler Strikes Gold in Old Computer Chips


This is the VOA Special English Technology Report.


Each year, Americans throw away millions of tons of electronic devices. That means business is good for a small electronics recycler in Chantilly, Virginia.


Company President Jeremy Faber established PC Recycler. He spoke to us from the floor of his company's processing center. Workers were busy taking apart televisions, cell phones and computers -- anything electronic.


Jeremy Faber says the flow of discarded electronics is only increasing.


JEREMY FABER: "Electronics recycling is the fastest growing waste stream in the United States right now."


Recycling electronic waste is not a single job. Newer devices can be rebuilt and resold. Breaking down electronics into small parts for refiners to melt and purify is another part. Operations Manager Andrew Portare says computer circuit boards are rich resources.


ANDREW PORTARE: "Boards have the highest scrap value in them so you can actually see on the back you're looking at different types of metals. This one is a really good example. Some of the older ones are mainly all gold."


Gold now sells for more than one thousand three hundred dollars an ounce. Twenty-five percent of PC Recycler's sales come from selling parts to refiners.


Refining companies pay more than ten dollars a kilogram for computer boards. PC Recycler can also lift profits by holding metal-rich parts until prices rise.


ANDREW PORTARE: "If copper's up one day, we can ship all of our copper extract and capitalize on the market."


Computers also hold private or secret information. And securing that data is the fastest growing part of the recycling business. Completely removing data from a computer hard drive is not easy. PC Recycler can remove data magnetically or completely destroy and recycle the drives.


Discarding waste in a way that meets government environmental protection rules is also important. Old TVs can contain over a kilogram of lead as well as cadmium -- both highly poisonous.


PC Recycler supports the Basel Action Network, which seeks to limit harmful waste and technology. The company says it does not export electronics to China, India or Africa where environmental rules are weak.


Jeremy Faber says PC Recycler has been in business since two thousand three, expanding from waste management to other, more technical services.


JEREMY FABER: "There really isn't a lot of industries out there that are like this. There's either the scrap industry where they're shredding cars and shredding tires and there's the refurbished PC market and we're sort of sit right in between both of those."


And that's the VOA Special English Technology Report. Go to voa.com and click on the Classroom to explore our new English teaching activities. I'm Mario Ritter.


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