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The Recycling Rates of Smartphone Metals

13-Aug-2018

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The Recycling Rates of Smartphone Metals

Regular readers will spot that today’s post is a bit of a twist on an old post from the site’s archives, which looked at the elements present in a smartphone and the roles that they play. In this updated version, I wanted to highlight which elements in your smartphone will actually get recycled at the end of its lifetime – and which we could be doing a better job at salvaging and re-using!

Topics
  • waste
  • electronics
  • pollution
  • smartphones
  • indium tin oxide
  • displays
  • display materials
  • wearable electronics
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