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Posted On: 20 September 2020 09:00 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:07 pm

Transforming E-waste - Could your old smartphone end up on the Olympic podium?

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Our electronic devices provide a lot of services and make our lives much more convenient. Once they break or reach their end of life, what should we do? Any device that has a plug consumes electricity, but that’s not where the environmental impact ends. These devices include components made from precious metals and toxic materials that contaminate our environment - our drinking water, air, and soils - if not disposed of properly. We can help reduce the environmental impact by delaying newer model purchases and by recycling old models when we do replace them.

What has a higher concentration of precious metals?

  1. One tonne of mined ore
  2. One tonne of e-Waste
  3. One tonne of ocean plastic
  4. One tonne of scrap metal from vehicles

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