Eco-Friendly Process to Ease Global Electronic Waste
VANCOUVER, Aug. 31, 2017 - EnviroLeach Technologies Inc.
(CSE:ETI) (OTCQB:EVLLF), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a strategic global partnership with Jabil Inc. (NYSE:JBL). As part of the partnership, Jabil will utilize EnviroLeach’s patent-pending formula and processes for the recovery of metals from circuit boards and electronic waste (e-waste). The innovative new process will first operate at Jabil’s 650,000-sq. ft. facility located in Memphis, Tennessee.
EnviroLeach’s cyanide-free and acid-free based chemical formula operates at ambient temperature and at near neutral pH. The eco-friendly process helps responsibly manage the fastest growing waste stream in the world - electronics.
Further to the news release of August 30, 2017, EnviroLeach reports that they and Jabil are developing an initial-5 tonne per day pilot plant for the processing of E-Waste at the Memphis facility. The plant will encompass all aspects of the recycling process, including the de-manufacturing, milling and the chemical extraction of metals. The plant will be built in Vancouver, BC. Jabil and EnviroLeach will be contributing to the costs of development. The financial terms of the relationship are not considered material at this time. As previously announced, EnviroLeach has partnered with MineWorx Technologies (TSX-V:MWX) on the design, engineering and specifications and testing of this revolutionary technology.
“Jabil is pleased to introduce this environmentally-conscious and sustainable solution into our extensive portfolio of capabilities,” said Eric Austermann, Jabil’s Vice President of Social and Environmental Responsibility. “For over 50 years Jabil has provided manufacturing and supply chain solutions to some of the world’s largest brands. The challenge of responsibly disposing of e-waste has persisted, until now. With this solution, we have an opportunity to be on the forefront of sustainably disposing of the world’s fastest growing waste stream.”
Duane Nelson, EnviroLeach CEO, said they are also exploring the use of the chemical formula into the recovery of rare earth metals and the recycling of lithium ion batteries with Jabil. “We are thrilled to partner with Jabil and feel honored that they chose our process as the foundation to build upon,” said Nelson. “With Jabil, we hope to expand this truly remarkable solution globally,” Nelson concluded.
EnviroLeach Technologies (CSE: ETI, OTCQB: EVLLF) is a science and technology company engaged in the development and commercialization of environment-friendly formulas and technologies for the treatment of materials in the mining and E-Waste sectors. Using its proprietary non-cyanide, non-acid based process, EnviroLeach extracts precious and base metals from ores, concentrates, e-waste and tailings. Further information is available on EnviroLeach’s website: EnviroLeach.com
Jabil (NYSE: JBL) is a product solutions company providing comprehensive electronics design, production and product management services. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, Jabil is the third-largest manufacturing services provider in the world; operating over 100 locations in 28 countries; and serving the healthcare, packaging, mobility and wearables, aerospace, enterprise, digital home, point-of-sale, automotive, printing and energy industries. Further information is available on Jabil's website: jabil.com
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Duane Nelson, CEO
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