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Billions of dollars of gold left unclaimed in waste electronics
Your computer is a gold mine — literally.
Product Design and Development - Urban Mining Worth Billions
'Urban mining' deposits are 40 to 50 times richer than mined ore. New PCs, cell phones, tablets, other e-products now use 320 tons of gold, 7,500 tons of silver per year, and rising.
redOrbit - E-Waste A High-Tech Gold Mine
For centuries prospectors have sought out new sources of precious minerals, including diamonds and other gems.
Science a Gogo - E-waste should be managed as a resource, say sustainability experts
A staggering 320 tons of gold and more than 7,500 tons of silver are used to make computers, cell phones, tablets and other electronic products every year.
Less than 15% of Silver and Gold in eWaste is Recovered Worldwide
'Urban mining' deposits are 40 to 50 times richer than mined ore, experts tell 1st GeSI and StEP eWaste Academy in Africa.
Transformative ICT Solutions: a Paradigm Shift in Durban
Tackling climate change is not only a huge challenge for the world – it is also a significant opportunity.
How green is your network?
Environment: Telecoms firms are reducing the power consumption of their networks, for economic and environmental reasons
Gold Organizations to Recognize Each Other's Conflict Audits
The London Bullion Market Association and organizations from the jewelry and other manufacturing industries will recognize each other’s audit programs to halt the use of so-called conflict gold.
Triple Pundit - Urban Mining: Billions in Precious Metals Discarded in Landfills
True both literally and figuratively, the old maxim, ‘One person’s trash is another’s treasure,’ is proving especially apt in a world where humans regularly throw away millions upon millions of consumer electronic (CE) devices.
United Press International - E-waste seen as precious metal resource - UPI
Less than 15 percent of the gold and silver used to make cellphones and other electronic products is recovered from the resulting e-waste, a U.N. report says.