Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Haiti's Rubble Holds Key to Survival, as Scrap-Metal Economy Soars

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti— From the rubble left by January's devastating earthquake, a new industry has been born: the recycling of steel construction rods dug out from under the debris for sale to China.

Every day, a long line of one-man wheelbarrows, three-man wooden carts, beat-up Haitian minibuses and big trucks line up on the grounds of Haiti Recycling, one of three such private companies operating here. The dilapidated vehicles carry tons of rebar, as the steel rods that reinforce concrete are known.

Haiti Recycling is the end of the line for the rebar pulled from wrecked buildings throughout the city by ...http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704896104575140192482946402.htm...

Posted via web from eWaste Disposal and Recycling

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