Mine e-waste, not the Earth, say scientists

Scientists call for electronic waste to be mined for precious metals as supplies of new materials become ‘unsustainable’. …

“The thing we always say is reduce, reuse and recycle. So perhaps keep a phone for longer and maybe sell an old phone or give it to a relative,” says Ms Ratcliffe. “It will need everyone working together to scale up these processes and put the infrastructure in place, so we can all recycle our devices.”


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