Mr. Wang Jianfa and Mr. Sun Yong run a business in recycling household appliances. They collect old televisions, air conditioners, computers, fridges, electronic bikes, etc. They purchase the old equipment at low prices and sell the parts that can be recycled and reused in production processes, such as the parts made of plastic, iron and aluminum.
The prices of these materials depend on ever changing market prices. Currently aluminum can be sold at 8 to 10 RMB per kilo, while iron sells at less than 2 RMB per kilo currently.
Mr. Wang and Mr. Sun claim the monthly income of their business is between 2,000 and 3,000 RMB per person.