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Gadget e-waste amounts to $12 billion in gold and silver annually – experts
How many mobile phones have you owned? How many personal computers have you worked on? Do you own a tablet or a Blackberry or an e-book reader?
Eos Wetenschap - Dutch - Bovengrondse 'goudmijnen' onderbenut
Van de 320 ton goud die jaarlijks in elektronica wordt gebruikt, wordt slecht 15 procent gerecycled.
Gaianews - Italy - Oro e argento nei rifiuti tecnologici, una vera miniera d'oro oggi sprecata _
I depositi di rifiuti ad alta tecnologia contengono metalli preziosi per un valore stimato di 21 miliardi di dollari, di cui solo il 15% viene attualmente recuperato attraverso il riciclo.
E-goods gobble up gold, silver
Personal computers, mobile phones, tablet computers and other electronic items gobble up a staggering 320 tonnes of gold and 7,500 tonnes of silver worldwide, experts say.
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.
Times of India - E -waste contains $21 billion worth gold and silver_ Experts
Dabbling in ewaste may just be the next gold rush.