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

600 trucks

EPA, 2011

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

EPA, 2011

Copper disposed
annually in
is equivalent to 
a third of
global copper

European Commission, 2009

Guiyu, China
4000 tons
of e-waste 
every hour

ES&T, 2009

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

land filled

EPA, 2010

70% of all
toxic metals
in US
come from


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

WRAP, 2012

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

ES&T, 2007

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

UNU, 2004

Electronic waste is the
fastest growing
waste stream
in the world

EPA, 2008

Less than
of global e-waste
any form of

GIS Watch, 2010

More than
a billion
cell phones
are sold
every year

Gartner, 2012

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

UN, 2009

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

UN, 2009

Recycling metals
10% of the
used for
mining metals

UNU, 2009

Less Than
of rare earth metals are
currently recycled

EPA, 2011

$12 Billion
is spent annually
to identify new virgin

EPA, 2011

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

Nature Materials, 2011

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

UNU, 2009

BRYCE GOODMAN – Co-Founder & Business Development

Bryce is a recognized advocate of sustainable innovation, and has spoken at numerous venues including the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and the International Electronics Recycling Congress (IERC). In addition, Bryce serves on the advisory board of the Silicon Valley Toxic Coalition (SVTC), the oldest NGO working to ensure environmental sustainability and social justice in the high tech sector. Immediately prior to BlueOak, Bryce conducted analysis on rare earth and technology metals for Mitsubishi UFJ, a Japanese investment bank. Bryce is a graduate of Deep Springs College and Singularity University, and holds a first class degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford.