Every day,
US consumers dispose of
enough cell phones
to cover
over 50
football fields

EPA, 2011

$12 Billion
is spent annually
to identify new virgin
deposits

EPA, 2011

There are more
rare earth metals
in land filled electronics than in
all known
global reserves

Nature Materials, 2011

70% of all
toxic metals
in US
landfills
come from
e-waste

EPA

Less than
15%
of global e-waste
undergoes
any form of
recycling

GIS Watch, 2010

Copper disposed
annually in
e-waste
is equivalent to 
a third of
global copper
production

European Commission, 2009

Recycling metals
requires
10% of the
energy
used for
mining metals

UNU, 2009

Less Than
1%
of rare earth metals are
currently recycled

EPA, 2011

More than
a billion
cell phones
are sold
every year

Gartner, 2012

81%
of the energy a
computer consumes comes from its
production
rather than
its use

UNU, 2004

Electronic waste is the
fastest growing
waste stream
in the world

EPA, 2008

Guiyu, China
receives 
4000 tons
of e-waste 
every hour

ES&T, 2009

1 ton
of cell phones contains
as much gold as
70 tons
of gold ore

UNU, 2009

In 2009, More Than
80%
of US consumer
e-waste was

land filled

EPA, 2010

Guiyu, the global capital of e-waste,
has the
highest ever
recorded levels
of dioxins

ES&T, 2007

Every day,
US consumers dispose of
Enough TVs
to fill
more than

600 trucks

EPA, 2011

Sourcing metals for electronics
produces
more than
30 million
tons of CO2
every year

UN, 2009

80%
of all platinum group metal &
rare earth mining
took place
in the last
30 Years

WRAP, 2012

One Third
of the silver and copper mined
globally
is used to
produce electronics

UN, 2009

JOHN CORRENTI – Executive Chairman

John Correnti has nearly 40 years of operations, management and board experience in the steel industry, serving at both large and small companies. His steel experience began in 1969 with US Steel where he served in construction management activities.

In 1980, Correnti left US Steel to join Nucor Corporation as the Manager of construction where he developed methods to fast-track the construction of new steel facilities and to shorten the project time as much as 50%. Correnti served as Vice President of Nucor Corporation since 1984, President from 1991 to 1999, Chief Operating Officer from 1991 to 1996 and Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman from 1996 to 1999. In 2000, Correnti led a proxy fight to take over Birmingham Steel and served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman until 2002. In, 2003 he sold Birmingham Steel to Nucor Corporation.

Since 2003, Correnti worked with Carl Icahn in the successful restructuring and restoration to profitability of Phillip Services. Between 2002 and 2005, he served as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of SteelCorr, LLC. In 2005, he founded Severstal Columbus, LLC (also known as SeverCorr, LLC) and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to January 2008. In 2010, Correnti became the Chairman of CaliSolar, Inc.

Correnti has also been Director of Navistar International Corporation since 1994 and an Independent Director of Corrections Corporation of America since 2000. He serves as a Director of Clarkson University and as Director and Chairman of the Board of Silicor Materials (MS). Correnti currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Steel Development Company LLC. Correnti holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University.