Oakridge International Corporation is an environmental services company specializing in recovering raw materials from End Of Life electronic printed circuit boards and other electronic products and components.
Printed Circuit Boards or PCBs are modules of interconnected electronic components formed by a thin layer of conducting materials deposited or "printed" on the surface of insulated boards. They contain materials potentially toxic if released to the environment. However, PCBs are also a potential source of raw materials that can be recovered and reused if recycled in an environmentally correct process.
As digital technology evolves, computer and digital equipment and devices are being retired at an accelerating rate. The United States Environmental Protection Agency estimated that in 2004 more than 315 million computers became obsolete throughout the United States. It is also estimated that over three quarters of all computer equipment ever purchased in the US is now being stored in office closets, basements, garages, and storage units throughout the country.
Around the world, obsolete electronic equipment is typically discarded with domestic refuse, deposited in landfills, or incinerated without any pre-treatment. Without an environmentally correct process, this avalanche of old electronic equipment is not only a waste of valuable resources but also potentially releases hazardous materials into the environment.
Oakridge, utilizing a proprietary recycling technology, will process these End Of Life printed circuit boards with in an efficient and environmentally friendly process that does not involve any secondary pollutants that are harmful to the environment. We will then sell the raw materials recovered from this recycling process to customers in USA and China. These raw materials can be utilized in the manufacture of new products as diverse as plastic lumber and waterproofing products.
We intend to operate recycling facilities in Hong Kong and in the USA. Our main services will include the acquisition of End Of Life electronic PCBs from recycling centers, scrap materials from PCB factories, and other End Of Life electronic sources.