|By Business Wire||
|September 19, 2012 05:00 AM EDT||
Green Technology Solutions (OTCBB: GTSO) CEO Paul Watson conducted the first of several planned site visits to large recycling facilities last week as part of a research mission to optimize supply chain methods for GTSO’s urban mining initiative.
Watson visited a municipal e-waste recycling center in Houston, Texas, where he interviewed operations supervisors and volunteers and spent a few hours working with their recycling team to gain hands-on experience in the proper reclamation and disposal of both valuable and toxic materials from discarded electronics.
“As GTSO makes plans to initiate our own large-scale urban mining projects, it’s important to learn first-hand how we can improve on the existing infrastructure,” Watson said. “This visit helped me to fully comprehend the recycling process from a grass-roots level in order to help our company determine areas for increased efficiency, optimization and profitability.”
GTSO’s leadership has more visits planned to cell-phone recycling facilities as well as emerging industry leaders such as Waste Management (NYSE: WM). Watson will also attend MINExpo International next week in Las Vegas to learn and network with other traditional and urban mining companies from around the world.
Urban mining is a major pillar of GTSO’s plans to compete alongside major international corporations striving for sustainable manufacturing solutions, such as Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S) and Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM). The company is also exploring traditional mining opportunities in the U.S. and Africa through its joint venture with Diamond V Associates.
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