The Verge (New York, NY: 24.5 million unique monthly visits)
May 5, 2018
Publicized in: ACS PressPac
There’s 80 times as much gold in one ton of cellphones as there is in a gold mine, says Federico Magalini, an expert on electronic waste. … And in a recent paper published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, researchers argued that recovering materials from discarded electronics — often called “urban mining” — makes more financial sense than mining for new materials from the earth.