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Recycling business picking up in Southeast Asia

Going through the goods at the Chonburi facility in Thailand.

TOKYO -- At a recycling center in Thailand's Chonburi Province, Fuji Xerox disassembles some 4,000 tons a year of its used printers collected from various parts of Asia.

     Materials are sorted into nearly 90 different types, such as precious metals, plastics and glass. Durable parts will be returned to assembly lines to be incorporated into new products. Others are sold to a recycling company.

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